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Old 01-05-2007, 04:36 PM   #1
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How do I use QIC-02 tape drive attached to floppy controller


I have an old qic-02 tape drive that is attached to the standard floppy controller. Is this supported and if so how do I access it?
 
Old 01-05-2007, 05:26 PM   #2
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Wow - long time since I've seen one of those things. I remember they were supported in SCO UNIX years ago. Since they were sold in retail outlets I would imagine there is (or was) Linux support for them but you'd probably have to do some digging to find info on them.

Did a search in Google using the words linux, floppy, tape, drive in that order and found the following link (along with others):

http://www.biochem.ucl.ac.uk/~martin/tapes.html

Oddly enough it mentions 1996 which is about the last time I used one of these.
 
Old 01-05-2007, 05:29 PM   #3
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It is supported but the driver is not maintained and may or may not work. What kernel version are you running?
http://tldp.org/HOWTO/Ftape-HOWTO.html
http://ftape.dot-heine.de/
 
  


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