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 Can't mount zip disks on da0 ... pls. help!
Author: James Ramsay 
Date:   18-12-00 08:03

Hello-
I'm hoping someone here may be able to help me out. I installed FreeBSD 4.1.1 a couple of days ago and have the following problem... I can't mount zip disks (dos or ext2) on my zip 100 SCSI drive. I've recompiled the kernel with ext2 support and can mount my linux HD no problem, but when I try to mount a dos zip using

mount -t msdos /dev/da0s4 /zip

I get "Invalid argument".

The drive is recognized at boot, comes up as da0, and I've spent the last two hours reading usenet archives trying to find an answer. I found other people with the same problem, but no answers.

I did format a zip and create a UFS filesystem on it, which mounted fine. Do I need to add something to my kernel configuration? I've tried /dev/da0s1 ,s2, s3, as well as da0a ,b, c, etc. to no avail.

I would be grateful for any help on this
TIA
James

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 Can't mount zip disks on da0 ... pls. help!   new
James Ramsay 18-12-00 08:03 
 Figured it out ... sort of :)   new
James Ramsay 19-12-00 02:10 
 Okay, now it works perfectly!   new
James Ramsay 19-12-00 02:22 
 thanks   new
Dan Langille 19-12-00 04:42 


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