Re: Mounting Zip drive on FC4?

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>On Thu, Sep 27, 2007 at 02:40:09PM -0700, Knute Johnson wrote:
>> I've got an FC4 installation running that I'm about to change over to 
>> F7.  I need to get some of the data backed up and the computer has a 
>> Zip drive.  The problem is I can't figure out what the device name 
>> is.  This is all automatic on F7.  How do I determine the name for 
>> the drive?
>If it's a parallel port or USB drive, it should show up as a scsi
>device (/dev/sdX). If it's a built in IDE drive, as an ide device
>If it's an external drive, shut it down, and plug the cable in to both
>the computer and the drive. Open a terminal on the computer. As root,
>run "tail -f /var/log/messages". Now turn on the drive. As the drive
>comes up, you should see a message indicating the device file the
>kernel assigns to the drive.
>If it's a parallel port drive, you'll need to insert the appropriate
>module, either ppa or (I think) mma. As root, in another window and
>with tail still running:
>modprobe ppa
>If the device is plugged in and on, that should produce a message as
>After that, you will need to know the partition number so you can
>mount it.
>fdisk -l /dev/[h|s]dX

Thanks Charles, that found it for me.  It was hdd and my hard drive 
is hde.  I think I tried every combination except hdd before.  I've 
printed out your note as a crib sheet and will keep it so I don't 
forget how it works.

Knute Johnson
Molon Labe...

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