[OT] PCI cards

Richmond Mathewson richmondmathewson at gmail.com
Wed Oct 26 14:52:44 EDT 2011

Thanks, Bob.

On 10/26/2011 09:27 PM, Bob Sneidar wrote:
> I take it then that the disks are formatted as HFS or HFS plus. This is problematic.

Not really; Ubuntu seems to have no problem reading external USB 
hard-drives with HFS+ formatted partitions; as read-only.

> 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.
> Bob

I am thinking about reading the ZIP disks via WINE, using the Windows 
driver for ZIP SCSI drives.......................

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