Re: Colorado Parallel port tape
Take the case apart - there's an internal tape drive, power
supply, and floppy controller in the case. Remove the internal drive
and install it in your system ... viola! A usable tape drive.
This isn't what you wanted? Well, that's life in the world of MS
specific hardware. I have a T-1000e so I have gone through all of this
Actually, the reason you can't use the external is because of that
floppy interface in the case ... the parallel port serves as a link to
that interface. I don't know if it uses a proprietary protocol or if
it's just a bear to implement, but no-one's done it under Linux that I
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On Fri, 16 May 1997, Jens B. Jorgensen wrote:
:Stan Brown wrote:
:> How can I use a HP/Coloroda rape drive that connets to the parallel
:> port with my Deboan system?
:>From the Ftape HOWTO
: Kevin Johnson, <email@example.com>
: v1.9, 20 September 1996 for ftape-2.08
: [ SNIP ]
: 5.3. Un-supported tape drives
: · All drives that connect to the parallel port (eg: Colorado Trakker)
: · Irwin AX250L / Accutrak 250. (not a QIC-80 drive)
:Jens B. Jorgensen
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