Bug 3043 - ATAPI Zip Drive Problem
ATAPI Zip Drive Problem
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 3416
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: mount (Show other bugs)
6.0
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Cristian Gafton
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Reported: 1999-05-25 12:57 EDT by madill
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-06-14 14:09:22 EDT
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Description madill 1999-05-25 12:57:38 EDT
ATAPI internal zip drives do not mount correctly.  Mine is
recognized as hdd.  I set up the fstab for:

/dev/hdd4	/mnt/zip	vfat	noauto,rw	0 0

When I mount it, it mounts fine.  When I read or copy from a
zip disk, no problems.  BUT, when I write to a zip disk it
corrupts the file and it is unusable.  This did not occur in
version 5.2.  Please help - I have made the jump to Linux
because of RedHat (since version 5.0) and now I find I have
to go back to my old Windows machine to write to my zip
disks.  HELP!

-Mike Dill
Comment 1 David Lawrence 1999-05-28 16:48:59 EDT
I was able to replicate this problem in our test lab using an internal
ATAPI zip drive. Whenever a write operation is done using kernel
2.2.5-15, a hdd I/O error message is printed several times to the
screen. Although the write operation seems to complete well enough, it
is probably not reliable.
Comment 2 Jeff Johnson 1999-06-14 14:09:59 EDT
This is not a mount problem (R/W I/O has not do with mount) and
appears similar to #3416.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 3416 ***

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