Joined: June 2004
||Posted: Nov. 02 2004,17:07
timothy, I know that an external ZipDrive can work with DSL, I don't know if it will work at bootup. When I used it, I ran the command modprobe ppa (which fails if no zip drive is present). I think you need to modify the linux.cfg file in minirt24.gz and use insmod ppa to load it. Exactly how though I'm not sure. When I did it just now in 0.8.3, I did:
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mount /dev/sda4 /mnt/zip
What I like about your idea, really like, is that the zip drive is 100Megs. If you partition the drive 50 Megs for DSL, then you have 50 Megs for a swap partition, which is perfect for low memory machines. So you turn the disadvantage of having no CD and no memory into a positive because you can use the ZipDrive as temporary memory. The trick is to get it recognized early enough.