ejecting a Zip disk using eject(1)
david at fielden.com.au
Mon Dec 1 17:45:04 PST 2003
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
> [mailto:owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org]On Behalf Of Bryan Cassidy
> Sent: Tuesday, 2 December 2003 1:38 PM
> To: freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
> Subject: Re: ejecting a Zip disk using eject(1)
> What about formating the zip drive? Is there anything in the ports for
> for formating a zip drive?
> On Tue, 2 Dec 2003 08:13:06 +1100
> "DG" <david at fielden.com.au> wrote:
contains some info about using Zip drives and disks with FreeBSD.
Altho I haven't tried a Zip disk formatted with ufs or ffs, I have tried one
formatted with ext2fs, one with msdosfs, and also one I have been writing a
raw tarball to (tar cvf /dev/afd0 ...) - none will eject using eject(1).
The eject button on the front of the drive works as expected, allowing a Zip
disk to be ejected provided it is not mounted, which makes me think that the
eject(1) command simply does not recognise or support IDE Zip drives.
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