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iomega ditto easy 800 tape drive

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Is there any way to use this tape drive in Linux?
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Wayne LeisterSenior Integration Engineer

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I don't know much about that tape drive.  Does it connect to the floppy controller?  If so you can prabably use ftape drivers to access it.

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It is a printer port tape drive. I know ftape will not work. I am looking for some thing that will talk to the tape drive.
Senior Integration Engineer
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No, the latest hardware howto lists parallel port tape drives as not supported.  The only way that has a slight chance, is to try to use your backup program in dosemu(dos emmulator).  Haven't heard from anyone if it works or not.

here is an idea to backup linux:
Use a unix archive program(tar,afio,etc.) to backup linux and put the archive on a dos partition.  Then backup the archive from there.
Or you could always use floppies; haha.

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