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Bug 30798 - NEC ATAPI ZIP drive problem
NEC ATAPI ZIP drive problem
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Michael K. Johnson
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2001-03-06 06:02 EST by Péter, Soós
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:31 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-03-06 06:03:37 EST
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Description Péter, Soós 2001-03-06 06:02:46 EST
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We use RedHat Linux with kernel 2.2.x. We have some ZIP drives (paralell,
SCSI, IDE, ATAPI), but we have a problem the ATAPI ones. If I partitioned a
ZIP disk in the SCSI os paralell or IDE drives, all drives can read and
write this diskette, but the ATAPI ones (NEC FZ110A) can't read them. It is
interesting that an original Iomega ATAPI drive has no this problem.
The symptom is the following with a pre-partitioned disk:

# fdisk /dev/hdb
hdb: The drive reports both 100663296 and 100646912 bytes as its capacity
Device contains neither a valid DOS partition table, nor Sun or SGI
Building a new DOS disklabel. Changes will remain in memory only,
until you decide to write them. After that, of course, the previous
content won't be recoverable.
Command (m for help): p

Disk /dev/hdb: 64 heads, 32 sectors, 96 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 2048 * 512 bytes

   Device Boot    Start       End    Blocks   Id  System

Command (m for help): q


Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Partition and format a disk in a SCSI or paralell ZIP drive
2. Try to read it in NEC ATAPI Zip drive
Comment 1 Péter, Soós 2001-03-22 05:28:18 EST
The problem is solved. You have to remove the jumper 3 from the drive (e.g. use
it as Slave mode without jumper (Slave) instead Slave mode with jumper (Slave
A). See:

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