Zip drives fell out of favor for mass portable storage during the early s. After a little fiddling around I found the secret formula. The original Zip drive has a maximum data transfer rate of about 1. If this unduly disturbs your sense of order, you can use fdisk to delete the existing partition and your data! QuinStreet does not include all companies or all types of products available in the marketplace. There is a way around this limitation, though.

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At this point all you need to do is insert a disk and Linux will auto-mount and you can now access the files. Stick a Fork in Flock: Is there oomega I can twick or modify in order for eject the disk?

This file controls how all your drives are mounted.

Get that Zip Drive Up and Running

Thanks very much, Psuedonym! May I add a little to the previous advice about installing a parallel Zip Drive. So far I haven’t located the information. We can run the following command. I have to restart the computer in order to get the disk. It pops up on my machine sometimes but the drive is still mounted and can be used without problem. And there was actually a USB 1.


Lou Grinzo is a technical writer and consultant living in upstate NY. Iomega Zip drive logo. They hope these examples will help you to get a better understanding of the Linux system and that you feel encouraged to try out things on your own.

Iomega ZIP-disk

The Adventures of a True Geek Administrator. From now on jazip is running everytime you reboot your’e computer, and asking what to do when you have rebooted. Are you new to LinuxQuestions. I expect you’ll need to recompile your linyx, but it might be worth trying a Code: This column will discuss the classic MB Zip drive.

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For some reason, Iomega disks formatted with the stock FAT16 filesystem use partition number 4. Your gonna want to read the Zip howto at www.

My legacy Iomega zip was doing fine in Hardy–Kubuntu using some of the info in the tutorial provided by pseudonym. Then Intrepid came along and the zip drive failed to work until jazip was installed.

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Now, you can use the appropriate icon for each filesystem type, and mount, use, unmount, and eject cartridges at will. In Septembera class action suit was filed against Iomega over a type of Zip drive failure dubbed the ” Click of Death “, accusing Iomega of violation of the Delaware Consumer Fraud Act.

Zip drives also made significant inroads in the graphic arts market, as a cheaper alternative to the Syquest cartridge hard disk system. This depends on where it is connected. Is the drive already connected to your machine? This site uses Akismet to linuux spam.

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Make sure to have the drive plugged in and powered on. If I do a right-click and select “Eject” the drive starts spinning, but will not eject the disk. For some bizarre reason, my drive will not eject the zip-disk.