Omega Zip Drives on FreeBSD 8.*

Adam Vande More amvandemore at
Mon Jun 25 00:13:08 UTC 2012

On Sun, Jun 24, 2012 at 6:59 PM, Al Plant <noc at> wrote:
> 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.

Also at /boot/kernel/vpo.ko

Adam Vande More

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