Tape Drive on Unix 7.1.1

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Old 09-05-2002
Tape Drive on Unix 7.1.1

I am trying to install a tape drive on this system (Unix 7.1.1)

where will I start?

1. Do I need to load the driver on the on board scsi? How?
2. Is there a driver for the tape drive itself?

Things done:
1. Terminated the device on the controller board.
# 2  
Old 09-09-2002
Hammer & Screwdriver easy way of "installation"

If the tape drive is connected to the controller type this:


cd /dev/rmt/

if there are several entry´s the tape device is ative.

Write something on tape to test it:
touch /name_of_anything
tar cvf /dev/rmt/0 /name_of_anything

read the content of the tape:
tar tvf /dev/rmt/0

I hope this help you.
regards joerg
# 3  
Old 09-10-2002
tape drive

If you have any other problems or cant solve it goto this crowd.


they speclise in tape drives on linux amoung other stuff
# 4  
Old 09-10-2002
i am intriqued. what is "Unix 7.1.1"
# 5  
Old 09-11-2002
Hi Optimus_P,
could only be SCO Unixware 7.1.1.
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