From: Jim McBride (
Date: Wed Jan 24 1996 - 17:10:03 CST

My original posting was:

> Has anyone attached a Syquest E-Z drive or IOMEGA Zip drive to a solaris
> box? Please advise...Will summarize TIA...

The responses that best helped me follow:


I've attached a Bournelli Transportable to a SparcStation 20. The
only way to do it without the drive become part of the filesystem is
using a product called TransferPro made by DIT (

The product is extremely sophisticated and handles transfers between
MAC, DOS, and Unix seemlessly.

There is a way ( via the /etc/format.dat) to make a disk part of the
filesystem however it doesn't have the concept of "removable"


Phillip Millman Vice President 1120 Brighton Beach Ave Mortgage Reseach Group Apt 5P 1 Evertrust Plaza Brooklyn, NY 11235 Jersey City, NJ 07302 201-333-7771x27


An issue of SunExpert from last year covers attaching a Zip drive to a Sun. Also, Iomega has a document that go through the steps of attaching a Zip drive to a SunOS and Solaris box. Last I heard, the doc was available via their "faxback" service. You might also want to check out there WWW server just in case the have put it on line.

Shigeki Misawa Graduate Student Solaris SysAdmin UCB Physics Department



Bottom line:

Call (801)7785763 and request document #2019 "Installing An Iomega Drive on a Sun Workstation''.

Thanks to:

Phillip Millman <> Shigeki Misawa <misawa@physics.Berkeley.EDU> Cheryl Martel <> Kevin Sheehan {Consulting Poster Child} <> Eckhard Rueggeberg <>

--- Jim McBride Neoglyphics Media Corp.

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