Re: [mu SETUP] Parallel Port Zip Drive

From: Michele Andreoli (
Date: Mon Mar 20 2000 - 17:26:49 CET

On Mon, Mar 20, 2000 at 09:32:07AM -0500, James Boyd nicely wrote:
> All,
> 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.

No. /etc/scsi.conf is under Setup control. If you change it by hand, please
tell Setup to save your version:

                # setup scsi store

or a full
                # setup -s

>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.

When I change I file with "vi", and I quit editor with "wq", usually
I can understand sensibly if file is read-only: vi refuse to save. Check!


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remember any. Would two negative ones do?       -- Woody Allen
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