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    USB ZIP 100 SuSE 7.2 2.4.4


    so can anybody help get a USB ZIP 100 working with linux, when i check my KDE control Panel and look under information then USB devices my zip 100 is listed there but I have no idea where i can mount it from, I did some digging and found that it is somehow connected to SCSI devices but I'm not exactly sure what to do at this point. I will greatly appreciate the ehlp.
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    have a look at the "path" called /proc. there is a "sub-dir" that is called scsi. look at the "text-files" there. it should tell your scsi-id for the zip.
    then you can use eg. "mount /dev/sda4 /mnt/zip"

    (the reason i put everythin in quotes in the first paragraph is that this is no directories nor files. /proc is kind a information system from the kernel...)

    another approach: put a disk in your zip and then use "fdisk -l" which shows all available partitions
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    fdisk -l just list my three linux partition swap home and root. when i try to view the /proc/scsi/scsi file it says: Attached Devices: None. ANything else I could try?
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    yes. your zip driver is NOT loaded. look for the kernel module. probably sth like "usb disk"

    to tell you the truth: i never connected any usb devices to linux, so i might be misleading you...

    Parport AND SCSI ZIP become SCSI Devices, ATAPI stays /dev/hd?. so probably there is a device called like "/dev/usbdisk0" or alike... but i am just guessing from what else i know about linux!

    something else to try:

    cat /proc/devices - can you please post the output?
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    cat /proc/devices

    Character devices:
    1 mem
    2 pty
    3 ttyp
    4 ttyS
    5 cua
    6 lp
    7 vcs
    10 misc
    13 input
    14 sound
    29 fb
    109 lvm
    116 alsa
    128 ptm
    136 pts
    162 raw
    180 usb

    Block devices:
    1 ramdisk
    2 fd
    3 ide0
    7 loop
    22 ide1
    58 lvm
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    I just type:
    modprobe usb-stoarge as root and my zip drive gets assigned to /dev/sda4, but I have to run modprobe evertime I boot up, is there any way I can load mobprobe usb-storage everytime my machine starts?
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    yes. there is 100 places where you can do that.
    the one i prefer: there should be a script called "/etc/init.d/boot.local" (maybe /sbin/init.d...) . this is where you need to add this line to the end.

    [edit]
    you can setup modprobe to auto-load the driver when its needed and to unload it after it is not used for some minutes.
    look at /etc/modules.conf (/etc/conf.modules, depending on your distro and Linux version)
    before you load the driver, you should get errors in syslog that a device could not be found. the lines also tell the major and minor numbers that you need to put into this file...
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    concerning my last post:
    probably it will tell you that scsi is missing or maybe nothing.
    if you donīt have scsi, put the line "scsi_disk usbstorage" in the config file. if you have scsi too, automatic loading might not work

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