Hi, I've got a IDE-tapedrive and it is recognised by FreeBSD 4.8. I haven't tried to use it before but I started to play with it today, but it doesn't work very well, I think. I have read the handbook but I can't say that it helped me very much.
Some info about the box and tapedriver: FreeBSD donnex.net 4.8-RELEASE FreeBSD 4.8-RELEASE #2: Fri Apr 18 13:12:41 CEST 2003 [EMAIL PROTECTED]:/usr/src/sys/compile/donnex i386 ast0: TAPE <HP COLORADO 8GB> at ata1-master PIO4 When I insert a tape it starts to rewind the tape, I think, atleast I get a lot of noice from the tapedriver. When I try to run mt rewind I don't get any output and I can't hear that the tape gets rewinded. Is this normal or bad? [EMAIL PROTECTED]: /dev] mt -f /dev/ast0 rewind [EMAIL PROTECTED]: /dev] I can get some info about the tapedriver so I think it works: [EMAIL PROTECTED]: /dev] mt -f /dev/ast0 status Mode Density Blocksize bpi Compression Current: 0x01:X3.22-1983 512 bytes 800 none ---------available modes--------- 0: default variable 0 none 1: default variable 0 none 2: default variable 0 none 3: default variable 0 none --------------------------------- File Number: 0 Record Number: 0 Residual Count 0 [EMAIL PROTECTED]: /dev] Anyway when I try to write a tar archive to the tapedrive I get erros. Does anyone know why or how I can fix it? [EMAIL PROTECTED]: /dev] tar cf /dev/ast0 /home/ tar: Removing leading `/' from member names tar: /dev/ast0: Wrote only 0 of 10240 bytes tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now [EMAIL PROTECTED]: /dev] -- Daniel Johansson - <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"