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Re: SCSI Tape Drive

Pann McCuaig wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 31, 1999 at 07:34:44AM -0500, Anthony Landreneau wrote:
> > Greetings,
> >       I have recently installed a SONY SCSI tape drive onto my linux box.  I
> > would like to use the Taper program to back up my hard drive to tape.  But
> > I seem to be having a problem with getting the tape drive to work.
> >
> >       When I do a cat on /proc/scsi/scsi I get:
> >
> > Attached devices:
> > Host: scsi1 Channel: 00 Id: 00 Lun: 00
> >   Vendor: SONY     Model: SDX-300C         Rev: 0300
> >   Type:   Sequential-Access                ANSI SCSI revision: 02
> >
> > So the OS is "seeing" the hardware.  However when I try to tar or write to
> > /dev/st0 I get an error saying device not found.  Any insight onto this
> > matter would be very much appreciated.
> First step is to see if the device does indeed exist on your system.
> If it does not, them 'man MAKEDEV' to learn how to create it.
> And you need to have support for SCSI tape drives either compiled into
> your kernel or compiled as a module.
Yes, just the other day I had to create this very device with MAKEDEV,
after I had compiled and installed a new kernel (2.0.36) using
make-kpkg.  Is this a bug?  (I linked the device into the kernel, i.e.,

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