[TriLUG] RH9 tape device? Revisited
Byarlay, Wayne A.
wab at purdue.edu
Thu Apr 1 11:11:39 EST 2004
Thanks all... I'm still experiencing a problem...
OK, well, I set export TAPE=/dev/nst0.
If I try:
#mt -f /dev/nst0 bsf 1
I get "/dev/nst0: Input/output error". Gah!
"mt retension" does nothing; the drive doesn't blink, and the prompt
tar -cvf /dev/nst0 /etc worked ok, it appeared to write to the tape!
(The directory structure scrolled by, the tape drive blinked). Woe is
It's like "MT" doesn't work right, but the device exists in the OS and I
can tar to it.
Any other suggestions..?
From: trilug-bounces at trilug.org [mailto:trilug-bounces at trilug.org] On
Behalf Of Dan
Sent: Tuesday, March 30, 2004 11:28 AM
To: Triangle Linux Users Group discussion list
Subject: RE: [TriLUG] RH9 tape device? Revisited
--On Tuesday, March 30, 2004 11:19:27 AM -0500 "Byarlay, Wayne A."
<wab at purdue.edu> wrote:
> Oh, I'm sorry, no. here are the results of that...
> "SCSI 2 tape drive:
> File number=0, block number=0, partition=0.
> Tape block size 0 bytes. Density code 0x1b (DLT 35GB).
> Soft error count since last status=0
> General status bits on (41010000):
> BOT ONLINE IM_REP_EN"
> Hmm. A bunch of 0's; maybe the tape is bad??
> I will use a tape that I know for certain is good... but seems like a
> bad tape would make some error light come on the unit...
You are at Begin Of Tape, so the rewind is really quick <grin>. Try
specifying the non-rewind drive /dev/nst0. If there is data on the tape
you can make the drive move with something like
I always set TAPE so I don't have to type so much.
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