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Old 10-31-2002, 03:08 PM   #1
monki
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accessing a tape drive ??


ive got a SEAGATE tape drive when i boot up it recognizes the tapedrive and puts it on /dev/hdd .. i wanna know how i could access and use the tape drive on linux
 
Old 10-31-2002, 08:07 PM   #2
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usuall, the tape drive is accessed via /dev/st0. If your ide tape drive is detected as /dev/hdd, you need to have it scsi-emulated. to do this, edit your bootloader config file and add something like this:

append="hdd=ide-scsi"

restart your machine. you should be able to acces the tape drive as /dev/st0

man mt for the params
 
  


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