Are you trying to mount the tape as a file system
and cd into it ?
yes you can use mt / tar / dump / cpio to access the tape device and
read and write files from it, but as it is a sequential file system
you would need some special app to mount the tape as a file system
which would be incredibly slow to work with.
What exactly do you need to do ?
A good resource for backup stuff can be found at:
At 14:38 04/07/01 +0100, you wrote:
>I just added an Adaptec SCSI card, a HP DAT, and a 20Gb drive
>to a Dell running RH 6.2. No problems once I found out that
>the drives had been jumpered by default the wrong way round :-)
>>On reboot the SCSI card identifies the hardware correctly
>but fails to pass this information to the OS, so proc/scsi/scsi
>is null and any attempt to mount the drive fails as unknown device.
>Yet if I exercise the tape drive (eg tar tvf /dev/st0), I can
>subsequently mount and access the disk without problems.
>Obviously some piece of driver is being loaded when the tape is
>first accessed after a reboot but trying to access the drive
>doesn't do this.
>>On first reboot after installation, kudzu correctly found the
>Adaptec driver and installed it (or said so...:-)
>>Any ideas as to what I can tweak to force SCSI recognition?
>Cork maillist - Cork at linux.ie>http://www.linux.ie/mailman/listinfo/cork
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