A friend of mine has asked me to get a replacement (internal) tape drive for his Linux machine - ideally the same model as the one that has just failed. There are no markings on the front of the drive so how can I find out the model?
I don't know whether it is SCSI or IDE and have used my fairly limited knowledge to try and find out hardware information, for instance hwinfo does not run - I assume package has not been installed.
Not sure of Linux distribution - /proc/version gives:
linux version 2.2.14 (root@alisash) (gcc version 188.8.131.52) # 2 sat apr 29 18:58:49 pdt 2000
I can't even simply open up machine as am not onsite & was hoping to have replacement drive before calling. Also have bit between teeth now and want to know how to find this out!!
Thanks for any help.