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 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,