|Summary:||Zip drive read/write errors|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||peter.evans|
|Component:||kernel||Assignee:||Cristian Gafton <gafton>|
|Status:||CLOSED NEXTRELEASE||QA Contact:|
|Version:||6.0||CC:||long, madill, pq, ptak, rdf|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||1999-09-07 12:30:02 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
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Description peter.evans 1999-06-12 16:04:24 UTC
686 based system. 128Mb ram. ATAPI zip drive gives I/O error every 128th sector, esp. during write. Happens with ATAPI_FLOPPY support as module and compiled into kernel
Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 1999-06-14 18:09:59 UTC
*** Bug 3043 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. *** ATAPI internal zip drives do not mount correctly. Mine is recognized as hdd. I set up the fstab for: /dev/hdd4 /mnt/zip vfat noauto,rw 0 0 When I mount it, it mounts fine. When I read or copy from a zip disk, no problems. BUT, when I write to a zip disk it corrupts the file and it is unusable. This did not occur in version 5.2. Please help - I have made the jump to Linux because of RedHat (since version 5.0) and now I find I have to go back to my old Windows machine to write to my zip disks. HELP! -Mike Dill ------- Additional Comments From email@example.com 05/28/99 16:48 ------- I was able to replicate this problem in our test lab using an internal ATAPI zip drive. Whenever a write operation is done using kernel 2.2.5-15, a hdd I/O error message is printed several times to the screen. Although the write operation seems to complete well enough, it is probably not reliable.
Comment 2 thibaut.cousin 1999-08-17 12:42:59 UTC
The problem is solved by upgrading to kernel 2.2.11 (it is a known bug).
Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 1999-08-25 22:42:59 UTC
This is fixed in the 2.2.11 kernel in Raw Hide.
Comment 4 Cristian Gafton 1999-09-07 12:29:59 UTC
Workaround provided by firstname.lastname@example.org: Just a short note to let you know I have learned a different way to solve the Zip drive problem - one which you might want to share with others having this trouble. I used - insmod ide-scsi - to install the ATAPI / SCSI emulation module to the kernel. It now sets up the Zip as sda4 - a scsi device. It reads fine - writes fine - works great and fast.