Trouble mounting Zip drive (solved!)

Andreas Widerøe Andersen andreas at
Wed Jul 6 08:42:51 GMT 2005


Hi and thanks for all help!

Seems like I have found a sollution (thanks to this excellent tutorial and the help from the mailinglist 

One thing: I still don't understand how I should know that the device is 
rda0 or rda0c or even da0 sometimes in the example below. If someone could 
explain I'd be happy :-)

# dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/rda0 count=2
2+0 records in
2+0 records out
1024 bytes transferred in 0.040405 secs (25343 bytes/sec)

# disklabel -Brw da0 auto

# newfs /dev/rda0c
Warning: Block size restricts cylinders per group to 97.
/dev/rda0c:     196608 sectors in 48 cylinders of 1 tracks, 4096 sectors
         96.0MB in 1 cyl groups (97 c/g, 194.00MB/g, 12288 i/g)
super-block backups (for fsck -b #) at:

# mount /dev/da0c /zip

# df -h
Filesystem    Size   Used  Avail Capacity  Mounted on
/dev/ad0s1a   126M    35M    81M    30%    /
/dev/ad0s1f   252M    22K   232M     0%    /tmp
/dev/ad0s1g   5.1G   760M   3.9G    16%    /usr
/dev/ad0s1e   252M   2.9M   229M     1%    /var
/dev/ad1s1e   3.0G   405M   2.3G    14%    /backup
procfs        4.0K   4.0K     0B   100%    /proc
/dev/da0c      94M   2.0K    87M     0%    /zip

Best regards,


Andreas Wideroe Andersen <andreas at>
Mobile: (+47) 90 92 61 21

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