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stepstools
June 9th, 2010, 01:40 AM
Yah, I still use my 250 megabyte drive. But in 9.10 it stopped wanting to mount. I need an answer sort of fast. Any ideas? :confused:

anglican
June 9th, 2010, 01:41 PM
Yah, I still use my 250 megabyte drive. But in 9.10 it stopped wanting to mount. I need an answer sort of fast. Any ideas? :confused:
When you put a disk in what (if anything) shows up in the last few lines of "dmesg"?

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stepstools
June 9th, 2010, 07:19 PM
Nothing happens when I put a disk in, what's "dmesg"?

stepstools
June 10th, 2010, 01:18 AM
Got Something -

[ 2418.848498] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdb] CDB: Read(10): 28 00 00 07 77 80 00 00 08 00
[ 2418.848527] end_request: I/O error, dev sdb, sector 489344
[ 2418.848540] Buffer I/O error on device sdb, logical block 122336
[ 2418.848549] Buffer I/O error on device sdb, logical block 122337
[ 2644.420063] usb 3-1: new full speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 5
[ 2644.588540] usb 3-1: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
[ 2644.607638] scsi7 : SCSI emulation for USB Mass Storage devices
[ 2644.612713] usb-storage: device found at 5
[ 2644.612717] usb-storage: waiting for device to settle before scanning
[ 2649.613389] usb-storage: device scan complete
[ 2649.617382] scsi 7:0:0:0: Direct-Access IOMEGA ZIP 250 90.V PQ: 0 ANSI: 0 CCS
[ 2649.623191] sd 7:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg2 type 0

anglican
June 10th, 2010, 12:55 PM
Got Something -


[ 2649.617382] scsi 7:0:0:0: Direct-Access IOMEGA ZIP 250 90.V PQ: 0 ANSI: 0 CCS
[ 2649.623191] sd 7:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg2 type 0

OK, it looks like the disk is seen but just not mounted. Try to create a mount point:

sudo mkdir /mnt/zip
Then mount it:

sudo mount /dev/sg2 /mnt/zip -o roIf you get no error, look at the contents with:

ls -l /mnt/zipGood luck.

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stepstools
June 10th, 2010, 09:47 PM
Second command returned this -

mount: special device /dev/sg2 does not exist

anglican
June 11th, 2010, 08:51 AM
Second command returned this -

mount: special device /dev/sg2 does not exist

Sorry, yes sg2 is wrong it should be sdb1. But this probably still wont work from the looks of your dmesg output. try:

sudo modprobe usb-storageThen see what dmesg shows. There should be a lines something like:
[ 2649.623191] sdb: sdb1
[ 2649.623191] sd 7:0:0:0: [sdb] Direct-Access IOMEGA ZIP 250 90.V PQ: 0 ANSI: 0 CCS
[ 2649.623191] sd 7:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg2 type 0

In which case "sudo mount /dev/sdb1 /mnt/zip" should work. But I'm a bit worried by the errors:

[ 2418.848527] end_request: I/O error, dev sdb, sector 489344
[ 2418.848540] Buffer I/O error on device sdb, logical block 122336
[ 2418.848549] Buffer I/O error on device sdb, logical block 122337Which suggest there may be a problem with your disk.

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stepstools
June 11th, 2010, 11:12 AM
I will try this later today, but I put in my 8.10 cd and ran it live, and it couldn't find the zip. The formatting may be not right, what would be the best format?

anglican
June 14th, 2010, 01:01 PM
I will try this later today, but I put in my 8.10 cd and ran it live, and it couldn't find the zip. The formatting may be not right, what would be the best format?

I would have thought it would be best to keep to DOS/VFAT format which is how the disks come formatted originally (or HFS for use with MACs). If you think you'll ever want to use it with a Windows computer that's the only choice. Of course they can be formatted ext2 and probably other ways also.

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