Iomega SuperDisk LS-120 not detected in XP

June 17, 2011 at 18:39:15
Specs: Windows XP
SuperDisk LS120 by Iomega is not detected in Windows, even though it is found by the BIOS and UBUNTU. It's supposed to be supported directly by Windows XP, even though in earlier versions of Windows drivers had to be loaded.

It was working and then quit, simply not showing up in devices list, not in "My Computer", etc.

Again, note that the SAME disk in the SAME computer does work in Linux, so it can't be hardware.


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#1
June 17, 2011 at 19:03:43
If you run fdisk -l in Linux, what file system does super disk show as?

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#2
June 17, 2011 at 21:37:29
If I just enter fdisk -l, there is no result.

If I look at Disk Utility, I see it runs from port 2 of the PATA host adapter (Silicon Image PCI 0680). It is recognized as a Mats---a LS-120, V5, firmware F522. It's recognized as a 126mb Filesystem.

It shows up on the desktop, and I can see disk contents, format, read, write.


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#3
June 18, 2011 at 04:12:29
You said it was seen it Linux. My question was fdisk -l in Linux, not windows. What file system does it show?

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#4
June 18, 2011 at 13:57:07
That is answered from Linux. It is Ubuntu 10.04. The terminal command did not show a result without sudo, which I just tried. This is apparently my hard drive. See below:

roger@roger-desktop:~$ sudo fdisk -l
[sudo] password for roger:

Disk /dev/sda: 250.1 GB, 250059350016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 30401 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x000d8f9c

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 1 30028 241193984 83 Linux
/dev/sda2 30028 30402 3002369 5 Extended
/dev/sda5 30028 30402 3002368 82 Linux swap / Solaris

It is shown as:
If I look at Disk Utility of Ubuntu 10.04, I see it runs from port 2 of the PATA host adapter (Silicon Image PCI 0680). It is recognized as a Mats---a LS-120, V5 00, firmware F522. It's recognized as a 126mb Filesystem.

Something strange to me is that the host adapter is shown as PATA, but the SuperDisk is shown as a SCSI connection. However, since it works in Linux, all is well. BTW, nothing in the setup has changed for years, hardware or software wise, for either operating system.

Thanks!


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#5
June 18, 2011 at 14:59:43
Nothing there is marked as NTFS or FAT32, so how would windows see it?

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#6
June 18, 2011 at 15:12:15
The above information isn't from Windows, but from Linux, which is what you requested. Windows is totally oblivious to it, so I can't find any references to it in Windows.

Linux detects the file system on a previously used in Windows SuperDisk as MSDOS under properties of the 126 MB Filesystem.


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#7
June 18, 2011 at 15:20:41
I understood what you said & that it's a response to my request. Look at the fdisk output from backtrack linux

root@bt:/var/log# fdisk -l

Disk /dev/sda: 80.0 GB, 80026361856 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9729 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x19a153d1

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 1 9006 72340663+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda2 9007 9729 5807497+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
root@bt:/var/log#


The two partitions shown are NTFS, so windows will see them. If one of your listed drives is the Iomega drive, you can't expect windows to see it.

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#8
June 19, 2011 at 12:23:36
The Iomega didn't show up with the sudo fdisk -l. It was only my hard drive that appeared.

As best I remember, the Iomega drive appears as a floppy in Windows, so it can also work with regular floppy disks.

So far, the below is the best info I've found:
"I don't even get an error. XP just does not see the drive. I actually DID
find a fix on the web, and my PCMCIA LS-120 Superdrive worked FINE! But after
having to reinstall a harddrive, now I can't find the info. Some setting has
to be changed to see the drive. I think it has something to do with XP
preferring 32 bit operations, and the Superdrive is 16 bit hardware."

I found this at : http://www.pcreview.co.uk/forums/ls...


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#9
June 25, 2011 at 00:15:07
Thanks for the help, but it's still not working...

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#10
June 25, 2011 at 04:46:22
If Linux sees it, copy your files, then format the drive to NTFS.

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