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Using Jaz or Zip Drives
You can connect Iomega USB Jaz or Zip drives to systems that have a USB port. Remember to use the boot -r command to reconfigure devices so that the system recognizes the Jaz or Zip drive.
NOTE. If the system has the Solaris 8 10/00 or Solaris 8 01/01 release installed, Jaz or Zip drives do not work. At the time of this writing, no workaround exists. These problems are fixed in the Solaris 8 04/01 and following releases.
See "Formatting a UFS Diskette (rmformat)" on page 289 for instructions on how to use the rmformat command to format Jaz or Zip disks. You can also use Removable Media Manager to format Jaz or Zip disks. The procedure is similar to formatting diskettes. See "Using Removable Media Manager to Format Diskettes" on page 282 for more information.
To access information on a Jaz or Zip drive, insert a disk into the drive. The file systems on the drive are mounted, and a File Manager window opens showing the contents, as shown in Figure 4.
You can also access the file systems on a Zip or Jaz drive from the command line with the following steps.
mopoke% ls /rmdisk zip zip0 mopoke% cd /rmdisk/zip mopoke% ls ___Move&Rename Mail Folder Eudora Nicknames TheFindByContentFolder mopoke%
You can also use the Removable Media Manager to format, protect, and view data on removable media devices.
Creating an Alternative fdisk Partition
You can create an fdisk partition and a PCFS file system on removable media such as diskettes, Zip, or Jaz disks on a SPARC-based system to facilitate data transfers to IA-based systems.
Use the following steps to format removable media for a PCFS file system and create an alternative fdisk partition.
NOTE. If you want to create a PCFS file system without an fdisk partition, skip step 4.
The following example creates an alternative fdisk partition on /dev/rdsk/c0t4d0s2:c.
paperbark% rmformat -F quick /dev/rdsk/c0t4d0s2:c Formatting will erase all the data on disk. Do you want to continue? (y/n) y paperbark% su Password: # fdisk /dev/rdsk/c0t4d0s2:c # mkfs -F pcfs /dev/rdsk/c0t4d0s2:c Construct a new FAT file system on /dev/rdsk/c0t4d0s2:c (y/n)? y #
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