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SubjectRe: 2.4.9 to 2.4.14 bug & workaround
Peter Wächtler schrieb am Dienstag, den 13. November 2001:

> On the IDE I mount /dev/hdb, on the USB thing I mount sd[ab]4
> depending if the flash reader is there or not.
> Hmh?

Do these behave differently? In particular, do the IDE Zip drives hide
the partition structure...

> Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
> /dev/sdb4 1 1536 98288 6 FAT16

...which is evidently there?

> Until now I thought it had something to do with the different gendisk,
> LDM or so.

Well, you may also see firmware and/or design flaws in the drive
(personally, I have never trusted iomega, because on the CeBIT fair in
Hannover, I once asked them "why should I prefer iomega ZIP or JAZ over
SyQuest" and they had no answer except "we're just better". I later
heard complaints about the SCSI ID only to be chosen from 5 or 6, 25-pin
SCSI connectors and stuff, then there was the click-of-death sabotage
and now there is your "partition entry or not" problem.) has some info which does
not look too promising when you're after consistent behaviour across the
various drive types (interface-wise, that is).

Judging from what's on that page, the IDE driver seems to know it's just
a "floppy" without partitions, but the USB driver sees the (fake)

Matthias Andree

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