Date: Sat, 1 Sep 2003 12:18:27 EDT From: John Weber To: Kyle Dansie Subject: Zip Drive Mini HOWTO Mr. Dansie: For your Zip Drive mini-HOWTO: [== Begin Document HOWTO ==] The USB Zip Drive is fully supported in Linux kernels 2.2.16 and greater (including the 2.4 and 2.5 kernels). USB Controller Type ------------------- The first thing to do is to determine which type of USB host controller you have. In general, motherboards based on Intel chipsets are UHCI controllers, while most addon USB cards are OHCI controllers. You can determine the type of USB hardware by running "lspci -v". If you see "I/O ports at ... " under the USB Controller section, then you have a UHCI based controller. If you see "Memory at ... " under the USB Controller section, then you have an OHCI based controller. Kernel CONFIG options: Kernel Modules: CONFIG_USB usbcore CONFIG_USB_UHCI_HCD usb-uhci CONFIG_USB_OHCI_HCD usb-ohci USB Storage ----------- The second thing you need to do is enable the USB storage devices support in your kernel. Kernel CONFIG options: Kernel Modules: CONFIG_USB_STORAGE usb-storage Accessing your ZIP Drive ------------------------ All external usb-storage-devices are emulated as SCSI-drives, so the device has to be accessed like a SCSI device. To find out what device you need to access run "cat /proc/scsi/scsi", and then mount the drive as one would any SCSI drive.