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isolationist 04-16-2003 11:20 PM

Floppy drive interfaced tape drive in Slackware
I am having problems using a tape drive in Slackware Linux. It's one of those generic ones that hooks onto the floppy drive cable. I have un-commented the required lines in /etc/rc.d/rc.modules, what else do I need to do?

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jharris 04-17-2003 04:12 AM

How have you tried to access it so far?



Aussie 04-17-2003 06:43 AM

I'll BOFH you good :-)

isolationist 04-17-2003 07:56 PM

I don't know what the device name is or what software (if any) I need to use.

jharris 04-18-2003 08:37 AM

If my memory serves me correctly - it's been a while since I ditched my floppy tape device! Typically you would use tar to write to the /dev/ftape device. So to achive a directory you would use something like

tar cvf /dev/ftape /someDir
and to get it back

/tar xvf /dev/ftape



isolationist 04-18-2003 09:15 PM

thanks. I just need to get some tapes now. I have a few friends that have them spare.

cigarstub 02-13-2006 05:54 AM

people is really nasty trying to deal w/ sth that they have 0 xp in the past.

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