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Tape drives under linux

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Last Modified: 2013-12-15
I have a tape drive from C-gate which connects to /dev/fd1
floppy controller. How can I make linux rekognize
this tape drive, so I can run backup programs

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First question, and possibly the answer, did you rebuild the kernel for floppy take support?
If not, you have to do this first.
First question, and possibly the answer, did you rebuild the kernel for floppy take support?
If not, you have to do this first.
Part 2 - I hit the wrong button.
After rebuilding the kernel.
When the kernel boots you shold get a message about ftape or rft device being found.
go to /dev and make a static link from the device found to a new device named tape (i.e. ln -s rft1 tape).
Now the Linux tar, mt, etc. utilities should work usinf the default device which is /dev/tape.
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Compile the kernel with appropriate options and
read the Ftape HOWTO - or maybe read the HOWTO first,
to be sure that your tape is supported.

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I have floppy tape compiled under the kernel,
however, during booting, it is not found
I also have ftape support compiled in the kernel.
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