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Old 04-17-2003, 12:20 AM   #1
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Floppy drive interfaced tape drive in Slackware


I am having problems using a tape drive in Slackware Linux. It's one of those generic ones that hooks onto the floppy drive cable. I have un-commented the required lines in /etc/rc.d/rc.modules, what else do I need to do?

p.s. Search for 'The Bastard Operator from Hell',
 
Old 04-17-2003, 05:12 AM   #2
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How have you tried to access it so far?

cheers

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Old 04-17-2003, 07:43 AM   #3
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I'll BOFH you good :-)
 
Old 04-17-2003, 08:56 PM   #4
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I don't know what the device name is or what software (if any) I need to use.
 
Old 04-18-2003, 09:37 AM   #5
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If my memory serves me correctly - it's been a while since I ditched my floppy tape device! Typically you would use tar to write to the /dev/ftape device. So to achive a directory you would use something like
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tar cvf /dev/ftape /someDir
and to get it back
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/tar xvf /dev/ftape
.

HTH

Jamie...
 
Old 04-18-2003, 10:15 PM   #6
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thanks. I just need to get some tapes now. I have a few friends that have them spare.
 
Old 02-13-2006, 06:54 AM   #7
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people is really nasty trying to deal w/ sth that they have 0 xp in the past.
 
  


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