From: Colm Buckley (colm at domain tuatha.org)
Date: Thu 27 May 1999 - 16:38:52 IST
Peter Flynn wrote:
> 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?
It should be "st0" if it's a SCSI tape, or "ht0" if it's an IDE tape.
If /dev/ht0 doesn't exist
mknod -m=660 /dev/ht0 c 37 0
chown root.tape /dev/ht0
should do it.
You should see it appear in the linux start messages at boot, assuming
the kernel supports the right sort of tape. If not, you might have to
build some extra kernel modules. Linux definitely works with both the
SCSI and the IDE versions of the Travan, you shouldn't need any extra
drivers apart from the ones in the kernel source.
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