[OT] PCI cards

Richmond Mathewson richmondmathewson at gmail.com
Wed Oct 26 14:01:31 CDT 2011


On 10/26/2011 09:55 PM, stephen barncard wrote:
> That's if the ZIP disks or drives work at all. Horrible technology, bound to
> fail. Remember the 'click of death' ?  Everything iOmega made failed
> prematurely.

Um; nothing quite like a few encouraging words; I love you too, Stephen 
. . . :)

>
> On 26 October 2011 11:27, Bob Sneidar<bobs at twft.com>  wrote:
>
>> 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.
>>
>> Bob
>>
>>
>> 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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