Aip Drive and Linux please bear with me!

Amanda Lee amanda at
Sat Feb 2 22:43:32 EST 2002

Okay, then what would I compile into the kernel and o'well guess will be
baptism by fire! ha!  Maybe I had better stay up a few nights with the modem

I would like to use it though guess some of you are saying ... why.


Amanda Lee

----- Original Message -----
From: "Janina Sajka" <janina at>
To: "Speakup at Braille.Uwo.Ca" <speakup at>
Sent: Saturday, February 02, 2002 9:56 PM
Subject: Re: Aip Drive and Linux please bear with me!


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)

Email: janina at Phone: (202) 408-8175

Chair, Accessibility SIG
Open Electronic Book Forum (OEBF)

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