From: Liam Bedford (lbedford at domain wbtsystems.com)
Date: Thu 27 May 1999 - 16:36:33 IST
In message <199905271524.QAA25552 at domain imbolc.ucc.ie>, Peter Flynn writes:
>I have a new Dell OptiPlex with a Travan tape drive which takes
>8Gb tapes (one tape supplied, how nice of them :-)
>a. How do I find out what /dev is assigned to this device?
depends on how it detected it. What type of drive is it? ATAPI/SCSI/Floppy?
>b. Do I even know if RH 5.2 spotted it during install? All
> the recognition stuff that flashes past at boot time is
> apparently not logged anywhere (ie there's no /var/log/boot.log)
dmesg will give you the kernel messages from bootup. You can then find out
if it found it.
It should be something like /dev/rmt* or /dev/mt* if it decided it was a
>c. If it didn't get recognised, has anyone any suggestions for
Refer to point one. Otherwise compile the kernel with support for ATAPI tapes.
-- Liam Bedford System Administrator WBT Systems Phone: 01 4170153 Block 2, Harcourt St, Dublin 2
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