Bug 15595 - RH 7.0 beta 5 and Zip drives
RH 7.0 beta 5 and Zip drives
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Michael K. Johnson
Winston gold
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Reported: 2000-08-06 23:47 EDT by Rogelio Noriega
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-08-15 12:02:29 EDT
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Description Rogelio Noriega 2000-08-06 23:47:33 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.
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2000-08-06 23:54:04 EDT
kudzu doesn't do anything specific with IDE zip drives
aside from identify them as such; it doesn't load any
particular modules.

Assigning to kernel; sounds like an issue with the
ide-floppy driver...
Comment 2 Glen Foster 2000-08-07 13:45:15 EDT
This defect is considered MUST-FIX for Winston Gold-release
Comment 3 Alan Cox 2000-08-07 20:27:33 EDT
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.
Comment 4 Rogelio Noriega 2000-08-08 11:24:37 EDT
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?
Comment 5 Bill Nottingham 2000-08-15 12:02:27 EDT
IDE identifiers is most likely the contents of
/proc/ide/<device name>/model, media, geometry
Comment 6 Rogelio Noriega 2000-08-31 16:09:26 EDT
Fixed RC2

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