problem..to me..new..but to you, kinda old.../dev/tape: no such file or directory
Posted on 2006-07-14
hmm, does this look like something you've seen before?
One thing I don't really like is to not know how to use "simple" OS's like Red Hat Fedora Core Release 2.
so I have now a linux OS that has a tape drive hooked up to it (a very old tape drive, IRWIN), got it to work in DOS 6.22 however.
the tape drive uses the "old" connector that the old 5 1/4" floppy drives used to use.
I'm in as ROOT and I'm trying to find this tape device, when I do a [ mt status ] it comes back with /dev/tape" No such file or directory
AHHHHHHHHH!!! It's late and I'm having issues with my linux box!!!!!
now I've tried to search the database here and using google to find some solutions...but coming up emtpy..cuz I'm not even sure what I'm looking for....
is there by any chance a way to find out what devices are installed? I did goto /dev and did a ls and it came back with a ton of filenames...tape is not one of them, there is however a tape-d and a tape-reset, but that's it.
any help would be appreciated.