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I am having a problem with my tape drive.

I get the following message when I boot up.


st0: Error with sense data: Deferred error st09:00: sense key Medium Error
Additional sense indicates Track following error
st0: Error with sense data: extra data not valid Current error st09:00: sense key Medium Error



And I am not able to tar anything onto the disk. I get the
following error message:

tar: Cannot write to /dev/st0: I/O error
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This indicates that the tape driver is getting data from the drive that it was not expecting.  Are you sure that the tape drive is supported by the version of linux and the tape driver you are using?  
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The tape drive was found to have a hardware failure.

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