RE: [mu SETUP] Parallel Port Zip Drive

From: James Boyd (
Date: Mon Mar 20 2000 - 15:32:07 CET


Thanks for the answers back!

The Zip Drive S/W module ppa.o is in the modules sub-directory as part of
the distro. What seems to be happening is that the file scsi.conf is
read-only and even when I try to VI edit it as part of a new (direct UMSDOS)
install of muLinux (7r12), the file defaults back to Michele Andreoli's
original configuration. I have configured Zip Drives on several main-line
Linux's and had not run into this problem before. Maybe if I try a rescue
boot floppy, mount the hard drive, and then edit the file. I have little
experience in file permissions for Linux; I tried CHMOD 666, but this is
from Unix and didn't work.


-----Original Message-----
From: Michele Andreoli []
Sent: Friday, March 17, 2000 6:59 AM
Subject: Re: [mu SETUP] Parallel Port Zip Drive

On Fri, Mar 17, 2000 at 02:53:09AM -0500, James Boyd nicely wrote:
> Greetings!
> First time posting on the list.
> Attempting a cloned install of muLinux (7r12) on a 486DX2 66 laptop -w-
> memory and 512MB HD.
> During the config sequence, I thought I setup SCSI support to allow
> Port Zip Drive access.
> The boot sequence still attempts to use an Adaptec SCSI card.
> Is there a thread in the mail-list I can search for with the solution?
> Does anyone have any suggestions on how to proceed to configure Parallel
> Port Zip Drive support?
> Regards,

I used in muLinux only Iomega ZIP with SCSI interface, no parallel port.
Yours, requires some other modules. I can't help you. Please, consult
some Linux newsgroup or relevant HOWTO about Zip drive.


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