OT: How to debug ZIP drive

Richard Lightman richard at reika.demon.co.uk
Tue Oct 9 08:51:11 PDT 2001


Misquoted from Skip Gaede on 2001/10/ 9 at 09:27 +0000:
> Hi,
>
> I
> have an internal ATAPI Zip drive that works fine under Windows. I cannot
> read or do sustained writes (format) media in the drive under Linux.
>
> hdc: 98304kB, 96/64/32 CHS, 4096 kBps, 512 sector size, 2941 rpm
>
> hdc: hdc4
> VFS: Disk change detected on device ide1(22,4)
> hdc: hdc4
> ide-floppy: hdc: I/O error, pc = 28, key = 5, asc = 21, ascq =  0
> end_request: I/O error, dev 16:04 (hdc),sector 196496
> ide-floppy: hdc: I/O error, pc = 28, key = 5, asc = 21, ascq =  0
> end_request: I/O error, dev 16:04 (hdc), sector 196498
> ide-floppy: hdc: I/O error, pc = 28, key = 5, asc = 21, ascq =  0
>
This problem is on the last 56K of the drive. I suspect that
windows never writes to this part (unless you have less than
56K of free space).

Try repartitioning to avoid the last bit & see if that
solves anything.

Richard

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