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Re: /dev/tape: No such device

spiegl@appl-math.tu-muenchen.de writes:

> But if I turn on the streamer after the computer I get:
>  /dev/tape: No such device
> whenever I try to access the tape (through /dev/tape as a link
> to /dev/nst0 or 7dev/st0).  Is this normal?  Do I really have to
> reboot when I want to make a backup, ie. want to use the tape drive?

No, the most standard approach is just to always turn on all the scsi
devices when you start up your computer, and I can't think of any
reason not to -- I feel sure it doesn't use enough power to matter.


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