I installed my tape drive in my solaris machine and ran
mt status /dev/rmt/0 and got the following out put to the console
HP DDS-3 4MM DAT tape drive:
sense key(0x0)= No Additional Sense residual= 0 retries= 0
file no= 0 block no= 0
now is this not saying that it sees the tape drive.?. I dont have any errors on bootup
anyways.. i tried this
mt retension /dev/rmt/0 and got this
/dev/rmt/0n retension 1 failed: Inappropriate ioctl for device
why does this not work?
but my true question is how do i tell solaris to format the tape ?