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seasoned_geek

Joined: 17 Apr 2012
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PostPosted: Thu 07 Dec 2017, 18:49    Post subject:  LS-120
Subject description: Support for LS-120 drive
 

Hello,

Since Puppy is supposed to be for older machines, I thought I would ask in here to see if the LS-120 IDE Super Floppy is still supported with this distro. Most of the YABUs seem to no longer support it but I still have a few and use them for backups when I'm writing books. Started writing two new books and wish to get into my off-site backup habit again. KDE Neon appears to no longer support the LS-120.

If Puppy no longer supports the drive, can someone point me to a distro and version which does? I don't ever want to install Windows 7 or 2000 again. Both support it flawlessly, but . . .
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bigpup


Joined: 11 Oct 2009
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PostPosted: Thu 07 Dec 2017, 19:00    Post subject:  

Try one of the Puppy versions and see.
Puppy did support them and I do not remember anything about no longer supporting them.

No one has talked about LS-120 drives for a long time.
Not many people even have one.

You may be the only one needing support!

Tell us what happens.
Tried this Puppy?
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Fossil


Joined: 13 Dec 2005
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Location: Gloucestershire, UK.

PostPosted: Mon 15 Jan 2018, 09:31    Post subject:  

If the poster is still around! I'm a bit late to the party Laughing but I did run an Iomega Zip Drive from an early version of Puppy Linux - perhaps series 2 or 3. Please don't ask me how, it's far into the past. Suffice to say it is possible. Be warned, the old Iomega type drives were extremely slow in operation and more than a little cranky! The so-called 'click-of-death' was the final straw. I gave a working drive plus power supply to the local charity shop.

A quick search revealed:
http://puppylinux.org/wikka/BootParametersPuppy
Look under Pmedia
While Ubuntu has this: https://ubuntuforums.org/archive/index.php/t-12074.html
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Sage

Joined: 04 Oct 2005
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PostPosted: Mon 15 Jan 2018, 11:21    Post subject:  

Frequently use my LS-120 on most distros. Even have an early Puppy installed (FULL) on one. They're on the IDE bus, so just make sure the BIOS recognises them for booting.
Zip s are bit more tempremental. Fortunately, none of mine ever had the C-of-D, but I did get the free handout of discs, just in case. The 240s can still be usefull.
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