Re: ide-atapi tape drive and device files
Thanks for answering. I followed your advice and used mknod to create
ht0, but I still get this response from an mt command:
mt: dev/ht0: No such device
/dev/ht0 is there now, major 37, minor 0. Any other ideas?
On Tue, 2005-01-25 at 20:17 +0100, Christopher Pharo Glæserud wrote:
> Mark Barnes,
> > There is no device ht0 in my /dev directory. I ran the script MAKEDEV,
> > following some hints in the
> > file /usr/src/kernel-source-2.4.27/Documentation/ide.txt, but that
> > didn't seem to do the job either. I'm running Debian testing here. Can
> > anyone point me to some documentation that'll tell me how to create the
> > device ht0, and allow me to access an ide-atapi tape drive seen as hdd
> > by the kernel? Thanks.
> cd /dev
> mknod ht0 c 37 0
> (create node named ht0 as a character device with MAJOR 37 and MINOR 0
> as per Documentation/devices.txt from the kernel sources.
> hdd will fail, as /dev/hdd is a block device and not a character device.
> Christopher Pharo Glæserud