Omega Zip Drives on FreeBSD 8.*

Al Plant noc at
Mon Jun 25 00:05:51 UTC 2012


I need to get an old parallel Omega Zip drive to work on a freeBSD 8.* 
to transfer some archives to new media.

I have a problem with getting the OS to read the Omega Zip drive so it 
can be seen in dmesg to manually set the id correctly in /etc/fstab 
Flash drives and floppies show up but not Parallel Omegas. My wifes MS 
machine has no parallel input and my several FreeBSD boxes do but wont 
find the hardware. I used to use Omega Zip under FreeBSD 4.11. Thought 
these had been transferred years ago but they were only found recently.

Any suggestions appreciated.

~Al Plant - Honolulu, Hawaii -  Phone:  808-284-2740
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