Trying To Access Syquest Syjet 1.5gig SCSI Drive Via Parallel Port

As my first request on this issue was closed as it was based on a version of Ubuntu that was out of support options, I hope that v14.04 LTS is still supported so that I can get some help with my issue.I don’t think I can upgrade to more recent versions as I did not see any versions that support the Intel chipset, only the AMD chipset.

Here’s my issue below:

I am trying to access the contents of a Syquest Syjet 1.5gb drive that I have connected to the parallel port. The cable allows for connection to the parallel port as well as a scsi device.

I have upgraded from Ubuntu 8.04 to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and am trying to access the scsi drive based on this post at ubuntuforums.org: How To Get Your External Syquest Drive Working In Ubuntu.

I want to access the drive in order to get files off of the drive then I can retire the syquest drive. I also have some Iomega 100 and 2 gig Jaz drives I would like to do the same things with as well.

I followed the instructions in the above mentioned article and created an executable text file that was saved on the desktop that I tried running from both the desktop and from the terminal with no success.

So my question is: what do I need to do in order to be able to access the scsi drive from the parallel port and copy the files off of it?

Other than installing the os, I have not done anything else. Even though I am a novice with respect to Linux, I am a veteran computer programmer with over 35 years of programming experience with the programming language RPG.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions or help,