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Practical Linux by Bill Ball, John Ray, Michael Turner, M. Drew Streib

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Adding a Zip Drive

There are many different versions of the Zip drive. Most styles of Zip drive are supported under Linux but some, such as the USB version, are still waiting for Linux drivers to be developed. Check the Zip Drive Mini-HOWTO for information on drivers for your model.

The Zip drive is an affordable alternative to removable hard drives, although the current hardware and format limits disk capacity to a little less than 250MB of storage. If you need a larger removable drive, consider other drives from Iomega or Syquest. Support exists for the SCSI version of the Zip drive because it is treated like any other SCSI disk (check the Hardware-HOWTO page to see whether your SCSI adapter is supported). The parallel-port Zip drive is also ...

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