Formating zip disks other than VFat

Charles Curley charlescurley at
Sat Apr 10 19:10:30 UTC 2004

On Fri, Apr 09, 2004 at 11:18:53PM -0700, Preston Crawford wrote:
> Got a zip drive recently. Using it to do small code backups. I was
> wondering... In order to maintain the integrity of the file
> permissions/dates, etc. (not sure if this is even necessary) can I
> format a zip disk as something other than vfat? Like ext2? Is this
> possible or even recommended? New area for me.

Yes. See the ZIP Drive Mini-HOWTO, available at the Linux
Documentation Project. It's written for the
parallel port ZIP drive, but the formatting instructions should apply
to any ZIP disk.


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