Omega Zip Drives on FreeBSD 8.*
mike.jeays at rogers.com
Mon Jun 25 00:58:53 UTC 2012
On Sun, 24 Jun 2012 19:13:00 -0500
Adam Vande More <amvandemore at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Jun 24, 2012 at 6:59 PM, Al Plant <noc at hdk5.net> 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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I am amazed anyone still has a working Zip drive! Both mine suffered from the click of death some years ago, round about when 4.11 was current. I would get any data off them and onto a CD/DVD as soon as possible. For me, they would make nice museum exhibits, but that's it.
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