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[ale] Jazz disk (ATAPI)



Actually, I kind of like the fact that they chose partition 4, because I
make all my ext2 disks use partition 1, and all my FAT disks use partition
4.  Result is that I can put two separate entries in /etc/fstab, one
mounts /dev/sda1 as /zip and the other mounts /dev/sda4 as /zfat (both
have the noauto and user flags set) and I can easily use the same device
for both Linux native and Microsquat disks.  

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On Tue, 8 Sep 1998, ari wrote:

> i think everyone was curious about this one at some point.
> 
> from the zip drive mini-howto faq page...
> http://sunsite.unc.edu/LDP/HOWTO/mini/ZIP-Drive-7.html#ss7.5
> 
> --
> 7.5 Why does Iomega use partition number 4 ? 
> 
> This is one of the most popular questions, but I don't think anyone has a
> definite answer to this one. Could be they had their head where the sun don't
> shine. Maybe there is no reason. 
> --
> 
> personally, i think it was just to be original and make everyone ask why, so
> they'd have some more people to laugh at.
> 
> ari
> 
> 
> 
> John M. Mills (jmills at jmills.gtri.gatech.edu) said this stuff:
> 
> > I understood that was the partitioning choice made by Iomega, and that you
> > could change it by manual intervention (i.e., fdisk).  I did not test this
> > as I prefer to make minimal changes in case it affects portability.
> > 
> >   John M. Mills, Senior Research Engineer -- john.mills at gtri.gatech.edu
> >   Georgia Tech Research Institute, Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA 30332-0834
> >         Phone contacts: 404.894.0151 (voice), 404.894.6285 (FAX)
> >          "The cardinal virtues of a programmer are Laziness,
> >             Impatience, and Hubris." -- attr. Larry Wall 
> > 
> > On Sun, 6 Sep 1998, frank zamenski wrote:
> > 
> > > I'm curious: what is the reasoning for parallel port IoZip drives being setup as /dev/hdx4? In this scheme, what are hdx1,2, and 3, then? 
> > > -- fgz
> > > 
> > > ----------
> > > From: 	Nomad the Wanderer[SMTP:nomad at orci.com]
> > > Sent: 	Wednesday, September 02, 1998 12:17 PM
> > > To: 	chiang at nwisgw3.ic.ornl.gov; Atlanta Linux Enthusiasts
> > > Subject: 	Re: [ale] Jazz disk (ATAPI)
> > > 
> > > First,
> > >   If' it's a zip you formated/etc in winblowz, you need to 
> > > try to mount /dev/hdd4.
> > > 
> > > Robert
> > > 
> > > Thus spake Lisa Chiang (gt6492d at gatech.campus.mci.net):
> > > 
> > > > OK:
> > > > 
> > > > I've searched the How-tos and Mini-Howtos and the information there doesn't
> > > > seem to work for my ATAPI zip disk drive.  When I type dmesg, I can see that
> > > > Linux sees it as hdd.:
> > > > 
> > > > hdd: IOMEGA ZIP 100 ATAPI, ATAPI CDROM drive  
> > > > 
> > > > So, per one of the tips I put the following in my /etc/fstab: (/dev/zip is
> > > > linked to /dev/hdd)
> > > > 
> > > > /dev/zip                  /mnt/zip                  auto   noauto,user 0 0
> > > > 
> > > > As root I also executed "chmod a+rw /dev/hdd" to give non-root users access to
> > > > the disk.  Whenever I try to mount the zip disk though, I see the following
> > > > error messages:
> > > > 
> > > > mount /dev/zip /mnt/zip -t msdos (I also tried mounting as vfat and ext2 -
> > > > always same error)
> > > > 
> > > > mount: block device /dev/zip is write-protected, mounting read-only
> > > > mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/zip,
> > > > or too many mounted file systems
> > > > 
> > > > hdd: packet command error: status=0x51
> > > > hdd: packet command error: error=0x50
> > > > hdd: code: 0x70  key: 0x05  asc: 0x20  ascq: 0x00
> > > > hdd: cdrom_read_intr: data underrun (3 blocks)
> > > > end_request: I/O error, dev 16:40, sector 2
> > > > EXT2-fs: unable to read superblock
> > > > 
> > > > Any suggestions?  Thanks.  I'm running Redhat 4.2 with kernel 2.0.30.  Thanks.
> > > > 
> > > > 
> > > >  -- Lisa Chiang
> > > > Georgia Institute of Technology
> > > > gt6492d at gatech.campus.mci.net
> > > > 
> > > 
> > > ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
> > > Robert L. Harris                |   You mean you paid
> > > Senior System Administrator II  |        MONEY for 
> > >   at Great West Life.           \_    Service Pack '98???
> > > 
> > > http://www.orci.com/~nomad
> > > 
> > > DISCLAIMER:
> > >       These are MY OPINIONS ALONE.  I speak for no-one else.
> > > 
> > > FYI:
> > >  perl -e 'print $i=pack(c5,(41*2),sqrt(7056),(unpack(c,H)-2),oct(115),10);'
> > > 
> > > 
> > > 
> 
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