Aip Drive and Linux please bear with me!

Janina Sajka janina at
Sat Feb 2 21:56:57 EST 2002


The fact that you want to use a zip drive is a mattor of support being 
compiled in your kernel for that device. To mount you should specify the 
filesystem, source device and mount point. 

I don't have a zip drive, but I do have an orb---somewhat similar. My orb 
is a scsi device and gets /dev/sda5 as it's the only scsi drive on my 
portable. At the office I have a scsi hard disk and a scsi orb, so my orb 
at the office becomes /dev/sdb5. The mount point, of course, is whatever 
directory you want the filesystem from that media to show up in. So, I 
have /mnt/orb for that.

Thus, if my orb is formatted with the linux ext2 filesystem, I might say:

mount -t ext2 /dev/sda5 /mnt/orb
Or, if it's FAT32 (for some silly reason), at the office I would say:

mount -t vfat /dev/sdb5 /mnt/orb

				Janina Sajka, Director
				Technology Research and Development
				Governmental Relations Group
				American Foundation for the Blind (AFB)

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Chair, Accessibility SIG
Open Electronic Book Forum (OEBF)

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