I made the mistake of opening a large box labelled “Computer Stuff” that had been sealed for over a decade and found my old backup and file transfer device: an Iomega USB Zip 250 Drive and a handful of Zip disks.
There is not a lot information on the interwebs about using this device with Linux. Most of it is very old, very little is directed at the USB version of the device, the tutorials I found are filled with dead links, and Iomega Corp is defunct.
I have tried to get it to work on laptop running Bodhi Linux. I added the user to the floppy group and installed the
jazippackage. The [cijazipconf[/c] failed to create the /etc/jazip.conf file, so I created it manually. I think the device mounts when I launch jazip, but it throws out an ‘Insert disk’ error - or it could be that jazip is picking up what is in the jazip.conf I created manually. (The device does not show up when I run df, fdsk, or lsblk.)