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[ale] zip-drive blues, cont.

zip drive.  Disk identification is logged as follows:

hda: WDC AC2420F, 405MB w/64kB Cache, CHS=989/15/56
hdb: Conner Peripherals 1275MB - CFS1276A, 1221MB w/0kB Cache, CHS=620/64/63
hdd: FX800S, ATAPI CDROM drive
ide0 at 0x1f0-0x1f7,0x3f6 on irq 14
ide1 at 0x170-0x177,0x376 on irq 15
Floppy drive(s): fd0 is 1.44M
FDC 0 is an 8272A
md driver 0.35 MAX_MD_DEV=4, MAX_REAL=8
Partition check:
 hda: hda1
 hdb: hdb1 hdb2 hdb3 hdb4
ide-floppy: hdc: I/O error, pc = 5a, key =  5, asc = 24, ascq =  0
ide-floppy: Can't get drive capabilities
hdc: 98304kB, 196608 blocks, 512 sector size
hdc: 98304kB, 32/64/96 CHS, 4096 kBps, 512 sector size, 2941 rpm
 hdc: hdc4

Can anyone suggest a diagnosis, or relate this to my disk's failure to
respond to '# eject /dev/hdc'?

TIA - mills

  John M. Mills, Senior Research Engineer -- john.mills at gtri.gatech.edu
  Georgia Tech Research Institute, Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA 30332-0834
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