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Re: [K12OSN] Tape drive....does it need an entry in fstab ?



My tape device is /dev/st0 but I get write errors to it.

Any ideas. . .?

And how can I do things that mt allows you to do like retension, rewind,
eject, etc. . .

TIA



> On Thu, May 09, 2002 at 12:52:42PM -0500, jeffr odeon net wrote:
> 
> > EIDE tape drives are typically /dev/ht0 (IIRC).
> 
> It's been a while since I've used an IDE tape drive under Linux, but I
> suspect the current preferred method is to access the tape using SCSI
> emulation (the same stuff that's used for IDE CD burners & for CD
> ripping); in which case, /dev/nst0 (or /dev/st0, pick your poison) is
> probably still the correct identifier.
> 
> > On Thu, 9 May 2002, John Meissen wrote:
> 
> 
> > > simpsond leopards k12 ar us said:
> > > > And how can I find out what /dev/? my tape drive . . .is?
> > > > I have never been able to make my tape driv work, either. . .
> > >
> > > Use 'dmesg' and look for lines like the following:
> > >
> > >  st: Version 20010812, bufsize 32768, wrt 30720, max init. bufs 4,
s/g segs 16
> > >  Attached scsi tape st0 at scsi0, channel 0, id 2, lun 0
> > >
> > > Or look for /dev/st*
> > >
> > > Actaully, I've never seen tapes start at anything other than
/dev/st0,
> > > but I've only worked with SCSI tapes.
> > >
> > > john-
> > >
> > >
> > >
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