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Old 04-02-2008, 06:42 PM   #1
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Question Need help on running a make on tapefix.


I need some help mounting my DAT tape drive.

I have used the DAT drive to do a system backup on A SCO system. THen I have removed the drive and attached it to a SUSE system with the tape that was used to tar data onto.

On the Linux system I get an I/O error.

I have downloaded tapefix. It has been extracted in the gue, not tar and untared.

I can not do a make the get the 2 commands that I think will help me see the data to write it to a folder.

Thanks for your help.
Jack

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Old 04-02-2008, 07:42 PM   #2
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Hi Jack. If I read this correct, you did not untar the tapefix routine? Although I have not used tapefix, it would appear the routine would have to be untarred; then installed.

Perhaps I'm simply not understanding where you are at with this.

Please offer some more detail.

Thanks.
 
Old 04-04-2008, 04:25 PM   #3
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I am not sure how to install tapefix. I seem to follow to the make, and then error with doing a make. The downloaded file in the tmp. I have qunzip, & tared.
This is where I do not understand. Make????

Thanks, Jack
 
Old 04-04-2008, 04:45 PM   #4
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Here is a link with a list of the tar and untar commands

http://www.computerhope.com/unix/utar.htm
 
Old 04-07-2008, 06:04 PM   #5
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I have tapefix.tar.gz. I have ungziped to a tape.tar. tared and I have a folder with 4 files.
Makefile, query.c README setvarblock.c
This is what I get when I do a make:
FORDONE:/tmp/tapefix # ls
Makefile README query.c setvarblock.c
FORDONE:/tmp/tapefix make
cc -o query query.c
make: cc: Command not found
make: *** [query] Error 127

This is the error I get after doing a: mt -f /dev/st0 setblk 0.

When I do below,
tar tvf /dev/st0
tar: /dev/st0: Cannot read: Input/output error
tar: At beginning of tape, quitting now
tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now

I am still having a format error and I need to find out what and see if we can correct the problem.

Thanks,
Jack

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Old 04-07-2008, 06:52 PM   #6
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cc is the c compiler. It does not appear to be installed.
what is the output of the command:
mt -f /dev/st0 status

Have you verified you can read/write to the drive via SuSE and another tape?
 
Old 04-08-2008, 12:37 PM   #7
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Thanks for you responce Michael. Yes I have been successful in writing to a tape and then viewing the contents. I will be at site today and copy a few files and then write them back.

I was successful in archiving the files from the SCO, UNIX, system and then writing them on the SUSE, Linux, system with a tape device that died shortly there after. It was replaced it with an HP 1599A. They previously had a 1599A and had to replace it with a 1533. I have just verified that the HP 1599A replaced the 1533.

That is why I am trying to install tapefix routines on the linux system.

Again, I appreciate your time and help.
Jack

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Old 04-10-2008, 06:05 PM   #8
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I am still having a tape read problem. Also, I would like to the the [./configure] commands working.

As above, pertaining to the make:cc : command not found, problem, I would like to fine out where the problem occurs. And if the C++ compiler is not installed, how do I install in SUSE?

The SCO tape has been written successfully in January. I have not been able to repeat it sense. I would really like to use this media because there are a large number of large files that we need. Floppy, fpt, uucp do not seem to be an option.

Thanks,
Jack
 
Old 04-11-2008, 05:56 PM   #9
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Hello ravinbhure,
see the responce that I got on the commands you suggested.

mt -f /dev/st0 status
drive type = Generic SCSI-2 tape
drive status = 318767104
sense key error = 0
residue count = 0
file number = 0
block number = 0
Tape block size 0 bytes. Density code 0x13 (DDS (61000 bpi)).
Soft error count since last status=0
General status bits on (41010000):
BOT ONLINE IM_REP_EN

FORDONE:~ # mt -f /dev/st0 fsf
mt: /dev/st0: rmtioctl failed: Input/output error

I noticed that you had '$' in from to the suggestions.

Thanks for any help in this matter.
Jack, sjpiv44
 
  


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