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Old 10-22-2004, 11:37 PM   #1
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mount external device


I use RH linux, I hv just connect the external device ( tape drive ) , how can I mount this device ? thx
 
Old 10-23-2004, 12:23 AM   #2
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you'll be helping yourself if you can specify more about the hardware, not to mention the kernel etc you're using. that is, maybe someone will help you if they know what you're asking

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Old 10-23-2004, 04:01 AM   #3
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I just want to mount the new external tape device , what device ( i think it should be /dev ) should be mount to it ? thx
 
Old 10-23-2004, 08:03 AM   #4
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I think it is the /dev/ft or /dev/ft0 device. However, you should include more information such as the output of lspci. You can read the output of 'cat /proc/devices' for the names of devices that the kernel supports. The output of lsmod also has useful information on what modules are loaded. It is possible you will need to enter a modprobe command to load in a needed kernel module and possibly add an entry to /etc/modules.conf and execute the depmod command so that you don't need to modprobe manually in the future.
 
Old 10-24-2004, 09:33 PM   #5
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thx reply , but the file /proc/devices is null , and lsmod , /etc/modules.conf , lspci can't find the device path , could suggest what can I do ? thx
 
Old 10-24-2004, 10:32 PM   #6
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You can't really mount a tape, it is usually a stream device.

Use the "mt" command to control the tape drive, and try "/dev/st0" for the device.
 
Old 10-25-2004, 01:08 PM   #7
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it would also help to know what kind of tape device is it? is it SCSI, parallel, ATA, USB, floppy, etc

maybe a brand name/model number would help
 
  


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