This option requires basic OS understanding.Select Your Operating System, download zipped files, and then proceed tomanually install them.Recommended if Iomega Zip 100 is the only driver on your PC you wish to update.
Under DOS, you usually run guest with paraleter letter, like: guest letter=zinstalls ZIP under letter Z. Make sure the letter is not forbidden by LASTDRIVE. Parallel port ZIP won't work with unidirectional ports. More about using ZIP drivers can be read in this site.
There are some alternative drivers such as commercial PalmZip, which can work under DOS with very old computers (8086). Notice difference between ZIP 100 and 250MB in reflective surface (250MB on the right). Record=it was a sound streaming application which allowed to record sound directly to a ZIP disk.Not only IOMega made ZIPs, and many companies made accessories for ZIP drives: media towers or carrying bags which made a normal ZIP drive an easy portable device.
>Does anyone know where I can find a Sparc Solaris 2.x driver for a>SCSI Iomega zip drive? I would really like to be able to use my zip>drive to transfer files back and forth from my Sun and my PC. >
First of all you don't actually need a special driver, assuming a SCSI zip.The system SCSI drivers will work, but you'll need to get the format.datinfo for the drive... It's on www.iomega.com.The bad news is that, to the best of my knowledge, there isn't any way tocreate or access FAT file systems on Zip or Jaz drives from Sparc Solaris.
It may be, but I haven't found it. They've re-done their site,and also changed its IP address, but since www.iomega.com wasone of their DNS servers, they need to get INTERNIC to change theglue records in the com. domain, which apparently hasn't happened yet.If doesn't work, try instead (until they get the DNS fixed; putting addresses in a URLcan usually be done, but is a bad practice except as a last resort).The format.dat info is available via Iomega's fax response system,phone (801) 778-5763, as document number 2019. Typical voice-menufax callback setup, just follow the prompts.The Solaris 2.x version of the entries for a 1GB jaz cartridge or100Mb zip cartridge follow. The document also includes entries forvarious other Iomega drives, although I don't see an entry for the560Mb (?) Jaz cartridges. The document also has the slightlydifferent SunOS 4.x entries; main difference is SunOS 4.x usesthe partition letter "c" vice partition number "2", and on 4.1.1instead of "SCSI" use "MD21". Or so I summarize what I think itsays...disk_type="Jaz 1GB"\:ctlr=SCSI\:ncyl=1018:acyl=2:pcyl=1020:nhead=64\:nsect=32:rpm=3600:bpt=16384partition="Jaz 1GB"\:disk="Jaz 1GB":ctlr=SCSI\:2=0,2084864disk_type="Zip 100"\:ctlr=SCSI\:ncyl=2406:acyl=2:pcyl=2408:nhead=2\:nsect=40:rpm=3600:bpt=20480partition="Zip 100"\:disk="Zip 100":ctlr=SCSI\:2=0,192480Typos, if any, are probably mine. The implausible nhead=64in the Jaz entry is however correct. It is undoubtedly some sortof polite fiction (I can't find *anything* that discusses the realgeometry of a Jaz drive, except that it allegedly has two platters,which with normal usage would mean max 4 heads), but it does work,or at least did for me, although it may prove somewhat problematicin contexts I won't elaborate further on here.Get the document anyway if you can, better to have it from thehorse's mouth.The Jaz Tools (and presumably Zip Tools) cartridges that come withthe drives cannot be reformatted without trickery, but they say thatthey will exchange those for blank cartridges that will format ok ifyou want to. The trickery that worked for me depended on havinganother blank Jaz cartridge already formatted. I put that one inthe drive, started format in one window, selected the drive, andran "eject -f /dev/rdsk/c0t2d0s0" (my Jaz drive is target 2) inanother window, and then replaced the blank cartridge with theJaz tools cartridge. At that point, commands like "label", etc. would*not* work, only the "format" command would work. After that worked,I could partition it, label it, etc. the way I wanted. Without thetrickery, "format" wouldn't recognize the drive when the virgin JazTools cartridge was in it; the disk swap let me get past that point.I won't refuse questions, but that's most of what I know at thispoint, except for one thing that I'm simply not telling. So inall probability, the answer would either be "I don't know", or"I'm not telling".
_________________________________________________________ Section 1 Using the 100MB Zip "tools" Disk The 100MB Zip "tools" disk included with your Zip drive is a special dual-format disk which contains Zip Tools software for BOTH Windows/DOS and Macintosh systems. Before you can write any files to the disk, the disk format must be set as EITHER Windows/DOS (IBM-compatible PC) or Macintosh (which eliminates files stored under the other format type). Running the Zip Tools software Setup program under Windows 3.1 or the Setup95 program under Window 95 automatically sets the "tools" disk format to Windows/DOS and reclaims the Macintosh portion of the disk for use on PC systems. Similarly, running the Zip Install program for Macintosh, sets the "tools" disk format to Macintosh and erases the PC portion of the disk. If you use your Zip drive on both PC and Macintosh systems and want to install Zip Tools on both system types, you need to purchase an additional "tools" disk for installing Zip Tools on your second system. (See your Zip Accessory Guide for ordering information.) NOTE: The Zip "tools" disk can be used to reinstall Zip Tools software on the SAME system type (PC or Macintosh) as the initial installation. Be sure not to delete any of the original files from the disk in case you ever need to reinstall your Zip Tools software. _________________________________________________________ Section 2 Using the Guest Program The Guest program allows you to use your Zip drive on a computer without having to permanently install either an Iomega driver or Zip Tools software. All you have to do is connect the Zip drive to the computer and to an Iomega Zip power supply, and then run the Guest program from one of the "Install" floppies to load the Guest driver. There are versions of Guest for Windows 95, Windows 3.1/DOS and Macintosh systems:
* For Windows 3.1/DOS systems, run GUEST.EXE from the "Install" floppy. Refer to the GUESTHLP.TXT file on the "Install" floppy for additional information on using Guest with IBM-compatible PC's. (If you install Zip Tools software under Windows, you will find the same information in "Guest Help" in the Iomega Zip Tools group.) * For information on using Guest on Macintosh systems, refer to "Guest Help" on the "Install" floppy for Macintosh. NOTE: On Windows 3.1, DOS, or Macintosh systems, running the Guest program provides a temporary driver installation that is removed when the computer is shut down or restarted. Running Guest95 permanently installs the drivers needed to support Iomega hardware under Windows 95. _________________________________________________________ Section 3 Installing Zip Support on DOS-Only Systems The SETUP.EXE program on the "Install" floppy disk for Windows/DOS runs correctly only under Windows. If you do not have Windows on your computer, you can still use the Zip drive, but you will not be able to use the Zip Tools software that requires Windows. This section describes the software support for Zip that is installed when you follow the software installation instructions presented in the printed "Zip Installation Guide" for DOS systems that do not have Windows. ______________________________ Section 3.1 Iomega Driver for DOS Running the INSTALL program from the DOSSTUFF directory on the Zip "tools" disk installs Iomega SCSI software to support your Zip drive. The Iomega SCSI Driver installs as a device (SCSIDRVR.SYS) in the computer's CONFIG.SYS file, and because of the way DOS handles drive letter assignments, this can shift your existing drive letters. Iomega software for Zip includes a TSR version of the Driver (GUEST.EXE) which will not cause any driver letter shifts when it is installed. Complete comparative information on SCSIDRVR.SYS and GUEST.EXE is contained in the electronic "User's Reference Manual" (REFMAN.EXE) which is installed with the software packages for Windows 3.1 and DOS. If you prefer using the TSR version of the Iomega Driver (GUEST.EXE), you can manually install it in your AUTOEXEC.BAT file. Refer to either the "User's Reference Manual" or the electronic "Installation Manual" (MANUAL.EXE) for manual installation instructions. (See Section 5 in this file for detailed instructions on accessing the electronic manuals.) NOTE: Iomega SCSI includes optional CD-ROM support. Refer to Section 7 in this file for additional information on installing the Iomega CD-ROM driver. ______________________________ Section 3.2 Zip Tools under DOS Iomega SCSI software includes a set of utilities that run under DOS. The Iomega SCSI Utilities handle a number of tasks related to using removable SCSI drives and disks, including Zip drives and disks. You can use these utilities to set software protection options on your Zip disks, copy data to or from Zip disks, format Zip disks, or lock the Zip drive so that you can install software to a Zip disk. You can run the Utilities in an easy-to-use menu mode or from the DOS command line. To start the utilities in menu mode, go to the DOS prompt for drive C: (the drive where your Iomega SCSI software is installed) and type: cd IOMEGA SCSIUTIL If you need help running the Utilities, press anywhere in the Utilities. Complete reference information on the Iomega SCSI Utilities is contained in the electronic "User's Reference Manual" (REFMAN.EXE). (See Section 5 in this file for information on accessing the electronic manuals.) _________________________________________________________ Section 4 Installation Troubleshooting This section includes problem solving information for the following problems: 4.1 Duplicate drive letters 4.2 No drive letter available for the Zip drive 4.3 Guest does not assign a drive letter to the Zip drive 4.4 Other problems 4.5 Special Information for Users of Adaptec EZ-SCSI _______________________________ Section 4.1 Duplicate drive letters If you see two drive letters for your Zip drive or other drive you are using with the Guest driver (GUEST.EXE), reboot the computer immediately. Using your Zip drive when duplicate drive letters are present on the system can result in data loss. After the computer reboots, do not load the Guest driver. You do not need to use Guest to access the Zip drive on this system because the Zip drive is already being assigned a drive letter. 2b1af7f3a8