[akonstam: Re: mounting zip disk]

Jeff Vian jvian10 at charter.net
Mon Feb 14 03:46:32 UTC 2005

On Sun, 2005-02-13 at 08:51 -0600, akonstam at trinity.edu wrote:
> ----- Forwarded message from akonstam -----
> Date: Sun, 13 Feb 2005 08:47:28 -0600
> From: akonstam
> Subject: Re: mounting zip disk
> To: For users of Fedora Core releases <fedora-list at redhat.com>
> On Sat, Feb 12, 2005 at 03:42:07PM -0800, Gerhard Magnus wrote:
> > When I put a zip disk in the drive and use the "Mount" command I get
> > from the right mouse button applied to the zip disk icon on my KDE
> > desktop I get the error message: "mount /dev/hdd4 is not a valid block
> > device.  Please check that the disk is entered correctly."
> > 
> > What does this message mean and how can I get this zip disk mounted?  (I
> > don't care if the solution involves losing data on the zip disk.)
> > 
> > Thanks for the help!
> > Jerry
> >My experience is that zip drives mount from  /dev/sda4
> Sorry, you are obviously talking about an internal zip drive and I
> answered about an external zip drive.
> -

Is this an internal IDE zip drive?

what happens if you do fdisk -l /dev/hdd ?

what are the contents of /etc/fstab related to this drive?

what is the message you see about recognizing or mounting the drive
in /var/log/messages? or dmesg?

What is the mount point created for this drive?  In FC3 it should
be /media/??????

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