Hehe, ok going on from my previous thread (can anyone help with my ati card and GATOS?) here's the trouble I'm having with my travan tape streamer.
I can do a "modprobe ide-tape" and then do "mt -f /dev/ht0 retension" and that worked
the tape rewound and did whatever it needed to do. But if I use tar, nothing happens.
I tried this to put something onto the tape:
tar -cvf /dev/ht0 test.jpg
The result was:
tar: /dev/ht0: Wrote only 0 of 10240 bytes
tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now
The tape dosen't seem to take any notice of commands from tar, only from "mt" !