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    Zip drives

    Zip drive 100 parallel. New to Ubuntu. Can some one give me an idiots guide (please tell me how to suck eggs) how to access my old zip drive. What to type and where. I know everyone will say why would you want to?? Need to access some old document / cnc instruction manuals.

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    Re: Zip drives

    There is a package named jazip that may help . I can only provide a link to the information to read before installing. Another forum may know more about using this program.

    Code:
    sudo apt install jazip
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    Re: Zip drives

    Thank you, will try that.

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    Re: Zip drives

    Have your tried just connecting it? Often stuff just works.
    I'd try that first. Shutdown, hook up the ZIP Drive and restart.
    Then start Gnome Disks and see if it's recognized.

    Then there's this:
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/IomegaZIPDrive
    Unfortunately it doesn't say what versions of Ubuntu it's for.

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    Re: Zip drives

    Since it's the older parallel port Zip drive model, have you looked into parallel to USB adapters? Checking for such a device on Amazon, I see them offered in a wide range of prices.

    I still have an old Zip drive USB model, and it works on Linux. These drives are quite costly now to acquire from what I see.

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    Re: Zip drives

    cat /proc/scsi/scsi produced the folliowng report:Attached devices:
    Host: scsi4 Channel: 00 Id: 00 Lun: 00
    Vendor: ATA Model: WDC WD400BB-00JH Rev: 1C05
    Type: Direct-Access ANSI SCSI revision: 05
    Host: scsi6 Channel: 00 Id: 06 Lun: 00
    Vendor: IOMEGA Model: ZIP 100 Rev: J.03
    Type: Direct-Access ANSI SCSI revision: 02

    Gnome has now listed "Block Device /dev/sdb" Is that my Zip drive?

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    Re: Zip drives

    In a terminal <crtl> <alt> T
    Code:
    $ lsblk
    Should list all devices. If you put media in it it should tell you what it is.

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    Re: Zip drives

    Any thoughts?

    $ lsblk
    NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT
    loop0 7:0 0 55.4M 1 loop /snap/core18/2128
    loop1 7:1 0 99.3M 1 loop /snap/core/11743
    loop2 7:2 0 99.4M 1 loop /snap/core/11606
    loop3 7:3 0 4K 1 loop /snap/bare/5
    loop4 7:4 0 10.2M 1 loop /snap/canonical-livepatch/105
    loop5 7:5 0 219M 1 loop /snap/gnome-3-34-1804/72
    loop6 7:6 0 65.2M 1 loop /snap/gtk-common-themes/1519
    loop7 7:7 0 51M 1 loop /snap/snap-store/547
    loop8 7:8 0 65.1M 1 loop /snap/gtk-common-themes/1515
    loop9 7:9 0 32.3M 1 loop /snap/snapd/12704
    loop10 7:10 0 32.3M 1 loop /snap/snapd/13170
    sda 8:0 0 37.3G 0 disk
    ├─sda1 8:1 0 512M 0 part /boot/efi
    ├─sda2 8:2 0 1K 0 part
    └─sda5 8:5 0 36.8G 0 part /

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    Re: Zip drives

    Don't see the zip drive. Was it connected and did it have media in it?

    If tyhe parallel port on the motherboard or on a pci card?

    Is the parallel port device in Ubuntu?
    Open a terminal/console and check if the lp, ppdev, and parport_pc kernel modules are loaded:
    $ lsmod | grep lp
    $ lsmod | grep ppdev
    $ lsmod | grep parport_pc

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    Re: Zip drives

    Hope this means something to you?

    paul@paul-GA-78LMT-USB3:~$ lsmod | grep lp
    drm_ttm_helper 16384 1 radeon
    ttm 73728 2 radeon,drm_ttm_helper
    drm_kms_helper 237568 1 radeon
    cec 53248 1 drm_kms_helper
    fb_sys_fops 16384 1 drm_kms_helper
    syscopyarea 16384 1 drm_kms_helper
    sysfillrect 16384 1 drm_kms_helper
    sysimgblt 16384 1 drm_kms_helper
    glue_helper 16384 1 aesni_intel
    lp 20480 0
    drm 548864 9 drm_kms_helper,radeon,drm_ttm_helper,ttm
    parport 65536 4 parport_pc,lp,ppdev,ppa
    paul@paul-GA-78LMT-USB3:~$ lsmod | grep ppdev
    ppdev 24576 0
    parport 65536 4 parport_pc,lp,ppdev,ppa
    paul@paul-GA-78LMT-USB3:~$ lsmod | grep parport_pc
    parport_pc 45056 2
    parport 65536 4 parport_pc,lp,ppdev,ppa
    paul@paul-GA-78LMT-USB3:~$


    Thanks in advance for your assistance.

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