Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 15595
RH 7.0 beta 5 and Zip drives
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:57 EDT
System: Dell Precision WS420/WS620
Kudzu currently loads the ide-floppy module for zip drives.
When mounting the zip drive, the systems reports some
errors (i/o errors) even though the drive does mount.
If the ide-scsi module is used instead of ide-floppy,
no errors are reported and the drive mounts and works correctly.
kudzu doesn't do anything specific with IDE zip drives
aside from identify them as such; it doesn't load any
Assigning to kernel; sounds like an issue with the
This defect is considered MUST-FIX for Winston Gold-release
Please provide the ide identifiers and the messages output by the ide-floppy
driver for this device and I'll take a look. IDE ZIP drives have the odd quirk
but should be fine.
When mounting the zip drive with a 250MB cartidge in it,
I get the following error message:
hdd:The drive reports both 250609664 and 250640384 bytes as its capacity
The error message is reported twice sometimes.
The message does not occur with 100MB cartidges.
If I use the ide-scsi module instead of the ide-floppy module with this zip
I don't get these messages. The drive works with either module...
I have also seen intermittent I/O error messages reported when mounting
Please clarify what do you mean by ide identifiers?
IDE identifiers is most likely the contents of
/proc/ide/<device name>/model, media, geometry