[OT] PCI cards

Bob Sneidar bobs at twft.com
Wed Oct 26 14:27:54 EDT 2011

I take it then that the disks are formatted as HFS or HFS plus. This is problematic. Windows will not recognize it. Perhaps Ubuntu will, if you install the correct support files, I do not know. But I don't think that just having drivers for the SCSI card will get you there. You would also need Zip drivers to get it to properly recognize the zip drive, and I seriously doubt they have THAT for Ubuntu. 

You may be in a catch 22 here. I would say an old mac with a SCSI port is your only hope. If you boot the Mac with a zip disk in the drive and connected, the system will read the drivers off the zip disk, as per the SCSI specification, and away you go. I think it will have to be OS 8 or OS 9 though. 


On Oct 26, 2011, at 11:12 AM, Richmond Mathewson wrote:

> I have a lot of useful stuff (mainly old hypercard stacks locked up on a load of ZIP disks,
> and want to get at them via my Iomega Zip drive. I have a SCSI card lying around (as one does),
> and wonder if I can get it to function if I jam it into the back of my Pentium 4, 3 GHz, 2 GB RAM
> Ubuntu machine . . .
> Ideas would be gratefully received.
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