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Installing a parallel port ZIP drive

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The first instruction I have for installing my drive is "make xconfig".  That's it.  Typing in that returns an error like "that doesn't exist yet".  I need more detailed instructions/background/philosophy on installing this device on my RedHat Linux 5.1 machine.  I have a basic machine that works fine (so far).

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The zip drives are treated like scsi devices. There is a module
that you can compile. The module to compile is under scsi support
in your kernel configuration. Or you can just go to /usr/src/linux
then make menuconfig, add the module in scsi support, save changes
and recompile. The modules will be named ppa.o.
/sbin/insmod ppa and that will install your zip drive
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Oh by the way make xconfig is just like make menuconfig, but in xwindows.
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