RE: ZIP Drives

Subject: RE: ZIP Drives
From: Bryce Verdier (
Date: Fri May 05 2000 - 11:23:17 MDT

How would you set up the zip disk in the fstab file?

I have a beige G3, and have the zip on internal SCSI, and i've been trying
to figure this one out for a while, i've set up the fstab folder with

sda5(scsi id) /mnt/zip hfs 0 0

and this doesn't seem to be working, any thoughts?

-----Original Message-----
From: Robert Fout []
Sent: Friday, May 05, 2000 4:33 AM
Subject: Re: ZIP Drives

That depends on what filesystem the zip disks you use are going to be. If
it's from a PC, use dos. If it's from another Linux machine, use ext2. If
it's from a Mac, use hfs (make sure the disk is NOT HFS+, it won't be able
to read it). ISO9660 is the standard for CD-ROMs, you can't have an ISO9660
Zip disk (I'm pretty sure, but not 100% sure of that)

You may want to set it to auto detect the filesystem if you are going to use
zip disks from multiple OSs.

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throw yourself at the ground and miss."

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Robert Fout
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> From: jaiovinelli <>
> Reply-To:
> Date: Fri, 05 May 2000 07:23:16 -0400
> To:
> Subject: ZIP Drives
> I was setting up a zip drive on my G4. Can anyone tell me what "type" of
> file system it should be?
> dos
> ext2
> iso9660
> Thanks,
> joseph

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