Configuring a ZIP Plus 250Mb drive

I had some difficulties getting my Iomega ZIP Plus 250Mb drive working under Linux. This is what I had to do to get it working.

  1. The imm module must be included in the kernel. To do this see Rebuilding the kernel for details.

  2. Reboot your PC with your ZIP drive attached and powered on.

  3. Run lsmod to check which modules are loaded. parport_pc and imm should be loaded. If they’re not, do the following:

    1. modprobe parport_pc
    2. modprobe imm
  4. mkdir /mnt/zip

  5. mount -t msdos /dev/sda4 /mnt/zip

Your ZIP drive should now be available to use (you can verify this by entering df -k )