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Parallel Port IOMEGA Zip Drive Support

Postby nmbutt on Sun Mar 25, 2012 4:02 pm

I have one of those attached to my computer but I have not been able to get it going using either JAZIP package or mtools utility. It appears LXDE version does not have the ppa module in the kernal. How would I get ppa module included and loaded with the kernal? Something a normal human being can try?
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Re: Parallel Port IOMEGA Zip Drive Support

Postby oldfart on Sat Mar 31, 2012 5:16 pm

Well you could recompile the kernel and make the module you want. There is more then enough information on how to compile a kernel so you can do it. Make sure you get the header files and the source from the repositories. And I just did a google search on compiling the kernel on linux mint. You can even watch it on youtube. so go for it.
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Re: Parallel Port IOMEGA Zip Drive Support

Postby scorpion on Sat Sep 07, 2013 3:50 am

Hi, I found an old Zip-100 parallel drive when cleaning out old stuff and also a lot of disks.

I managed to mount them by using (as superuser):
modprobe parport
modprobe parport_pc
modprobe ppdev
modprobe ppa
modprobe imm

Not sure if any of them is not needed.
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