On Fri, 02 Feb 2001, Derek Lister wrote:
> I'm learning to use a tape drive on a server but I've ran into a few
> problems (never used one before!). Can someone help?
> As soon as I put the 4mm tape in the drive the 'busy' light started flashing
> away. It's been doing this now for a good while. When I try the command 'mt
> status' I get the following reply:
> mt: /dev/nrsa0: Input/output error
> What's it doing? Is it formatting?
I just got that with a /dev/st0 - "/dev/st0: Input/output error" when I ran a
But I gave it a moment and tried again, and it worked fine - I guess it was
just booting up the tape or something - same as how CDs take some time to spin
Kae Verens www.orbism.com
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