Re: zip disk format

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On Mon, 29 Mar 2004, Gerhard Magnus wrote:
>
> > I'd like to be transfer files on a zip disk between work (a mac
> > environment running OS X) and home (Linux).  How should I format the
> > disk so I can mount it on the Linux system and what parameters should
> > I use for the mount command?  It seems the mac OS X system can read
> > from and write to any format, but I can't get anything to work on the
> > Linux end. Could it be something in my /etc/fstab file that's
> > interfering with this?
>
> Most likely, yes. You either have the wrong device configuration
> (/dev/sd?) or you're trying to mount the wrong FS type, or your kernel
> doesn't support the specific FS needed. Posting the error msgs would be
> very helpful...
>
> The first assumption is easy to prove: can you mount _any_ zip disk? If
> you can, the device configuration is ok, so we're down to the FS.
>
> If you're sure what FS the disk has been formatted with, you can
> override fstab settings. For example, here I have:
>
> /dev/hdd4	/mnt/zip	auto	noauto,owner,kudzu 0 0
>
> and I can do
>
> mount -t vfat /mnt/zip

Thanks -- I've finally been successful mounting my zip disk, but only as
superuser and with the command augmented to:

mount -t vfat /dev/hdd4 /mnt/zip

Is there some way I can do this other than as root and without having to
type so much?

Jerry



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