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Old 10-22-2002, 11:01 AM   #1
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Tar from SCSII drive

What is the command to tar from a SCSII drive?
The SCSII id is #3.

I have tried tar xvf /dev/sr0 and tar xvf /dev/sr3.

Neither one works.

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Old 10-22-2002, 07:53 PM   #2
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hehe... I hope I didn't get your hopes up when you got notification of a reply.... I'm asking YOU a question.... sorry.

what is a SCSII drive? not just plain old SCSI guess?

If this helps at all (I just pulled this stuff up from <kernel source>/Documentation/devices.txt)....

/dev/sda First SCSI disk whole disk
/dev/st0 First SCSI tape, mode 0
/dev/st0l First SCSI tape, mode 1
/dev/st0m First SCSI tape, mode 2
/dev/st0a First SCSI tape, mode 3

/dev/sg0 First generic SCSI device
/dev/sg1 Second generic SCSI device

/dev/osst0 First OnStream SCSI tape, mode 0

/dev/sr0 First SCSI CD-ROM
/dev/sr1 Second SCSI CD-ROM

It looks like you're trying to get into a SCSI cd-rom? do you have that enabled in the kernel?
Old 10-30-2002, 04:16 PM   #3
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I misspelled it. Should be SCSI.

I am attempting to restore a tape.

Where do I find <kernel

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<path to kernel> is usally /usr/src/linux.

I don't think that you can tar from the whole drive... you gotta mount it first ex:

mount /dev/sr0 /mnt

and then check out what you've got in there. If it's just one big tar, then you gotta specify what it's called. something like this:

tar -xvf /mnt/<name>.tar

On the other hand, if you want to copy everything over from the drive, you could do something like

dd if=/dev/sr0 of=/usr/src/sources/<whatever>


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