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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
BS.

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
know of.

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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 
:
:  ftape-HOWTO
:  Kevin Johnson, <kjj@primenet.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)
:
:
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:Jens B. Jorgensen
:jjorgens@bdsinc.com
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