No zip drive detected

Asked by ralph on 2007-09-27

I have just installed 7.04
I cannot detect my iomega zip 100 on my parallel port.
Result of fsk -l is

Disk /dev/hda: 20.0 GB, 20003880960 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 2432 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

   Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hda2 1 2432 19535008+ 5 Extended
/dev/hda5 105 591 3911796 83 Linux
/dev/hda6 592 1199 4883728+ 83 Linux
/dev/hda7 1200 1564 2931831 83 Linux
/dev/hda8 1565 1600 289138+ 83 Linux
/dev/hda9 1601 2432 6683008+ 83 Linux
/dev/hda10 1 104 835285+ 82 Linux swap / Solaris

There are no relevant messages in dmesg

result of cat /etc/fstab is

# <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
# /dev/hda5
UUID=fd9457d1-11cf-49f5-9d2c-50539f12d4dc / ext3 defaults,errors=remount-ro 0 1
# /dev/hda9
UUID=942b0f1a-83e0-47dd-b8b7-ab1e16482752 /home ext3 defaults 0 2
# /dev/hda8
UUID=c8bf50b9-7551-40a8-8a8d-a84e2534c4f4 /tmp ext3 defaults 0 2
# /dev/hda6
UUID=06bdd6a7-e80f-4fbf-88d0-9607779357f7 /usr ext3 defaults 0 2
# /dev/hda7
UUID=b75c6c97-e4a4-4440-9099-32f01843a507 /var ext3 defaults 0 2
# /dev/hda10
UUID=c0882f63-0270-411d-b871-f74d806bc68b none swap sw 0 0
/dev/hdd /media/cdrom0 udf,iso9660 user,noauto 0 0

I have tried modprobe ppa etc and putting ide_floppy in modules all to no avail

I started the machine with a disk in the zip.

Basically there are no SCSI as far as I can see in /dev

Any help would be gratefully received.

Thanks

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2008-07-11

Did you also load the lp _after_ the ppa module?

http://www.faqs.org/docs/Linux-mini/ZIP-Drive.html#ss4.1 indicates this is essential.

ralph (rjorre) said : #2

yes lp module is loaded after ppa in /etc/modules.

entry in dmesg is

[ 1149.519397] ppa: Version 2.07 (for Linux 2.4.x)
[ 1149.597565] ppa: Found device at ID 6, Attempting to use EPP 32 bit
[ 1149.599823] ppa: Found device at ID 6, Attempting to use PS/2
[ 1149.600115] ppa: Communication established with ID 6 using PS/2
[ 1149.604498] scsi0 : Iomega VPI0 (ppa) interface
[ 1149.709725] scsi 0:0:6:0: Direct-Access IOMEGA ZIP 100 L.01 PQ
: 0 ANSI: 2
 so its found the drive but has not been able to allocate a /dev

Anything else you might suggest

Thanks ralph

ralph (rjorre) said : #3

Maybe I need to load insmod ppa and insmod lp on the local boot file.

Can anyone let me know where I can find it in 7.04

Thanks

ralph (rjorre) said : #4

I have added on /etc/modules so that should be ok.

ralph (rjorre) said : #5

I have followed the procedure as specified in the community documents for IOMEGA parallel port
installation.
The zip is recognized but cannot get a device.
There is no sda4 device in /dev
I have tried sda but doesnt work either - no block device etc.
I guess it worked for 6.06 but not for 7.04
Anything else to try.

Chris (chris-chriscoyle) said : #6

I am having a similar problem.

I followed procedures at the community documents, but I am getting the following from dmesg:

[152782.908380] ppa: Version 2.07 (for Linux 2.4.x)
[152782.994394] ppa: Found device at ID 6, Attempting to use EPP 32 bit
[152782.996686] ppa: Found device at ID 6, Attempting to use PS/2
[152782.996978] ppa: Communication established with ID 6 using PS/2
[152783.002676] scsi0 : Iomega VPI0 (ppa) interface
[152783.134387] scsi 0:0:6:0: Direct-Access IOMEGA ZIP 100 K.05 PQ: 0 ANSI: 2
[152783.175629] scsi 0:0:6:0: Attached scsi generic sg0 type 0
[152803.332801] sd 0:0:6:0: scsi: Device offlined - not ready after error recovery
[152803.333789] sd 0:0:6:0: rejecting I/O to offline device
[152803.334440] sd 0:0:6:0: rejecting I/O to offline device
[152803.335085] sd 0:0:6:0: rejecting I/O to offline device
[152803.335736] sd 0:0:6:0: rejecting I/O to offline device
[152803.336362] sda : READ CAPACITY failed.
[152803.336369] sda : status=0, message=00, host=1, driver=00
[152803.336388] sda : sense not available.
[152803.337892] sd 0:0:6:0: rejecting I/O to offline device
[152803.338513] sda: Write Protect is off
[152803.338532] sda: Mode Sense: 00 00 00 00
[152803.339404] sd 0:0:6:0: rejecting I/O to offline device
[152803.340022] sda: asking for cache data failed
[152803.340041] sda: assuming drive cache: write through
[152803.342618] sd 0:0:6:0: Attached scsi removable disk sda

This is my addition /etc/fstab

/dev/sda4 /media/zip auto user,noauto 0 0
/dev/sda4 /media/zipvfat vfat user,noauto 0 0

When I run

mount -t vfat /dev/sda4 /media/zip

this is the output:

mount: special device /dev/sda4 does not exist

ralph (rjorre) said : #7

Yes - this is exactly what has happened for me.

I spoke to Quentin at www.Linuxemporium.co.uk who solved the problem of getting data off the zip
disks into a flash drive through using a live CD - he specified either Knoppix 5.0.1 LiveCD or the Ubuntu 6.06.1 LTS LiveCD. You run the system from the live CD and pick up the zip by modprobe ppa and then a manual mount of dev/sdb4. Then copy the data off the zip to the flash.

This is obviously only for getting uptodate and then getting rid of the zip.

Tang (robertmcgreg) said : #8

Hi, --- Just checking out old problems posted on the Launchpad website, but maybe still not solved.
https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+questions

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