: Hi. Still haven't figured out how to perform tape backup to my T1000i.
: Internal floppy cable connected, DC-2120/QIC-80 or TR-1/Travan.
: I have RedHat-Mandrake 6.0. I have /dev/ftape. Which seems linked to
: /dev/nrtf0 when I do a 'ls /dev/f*'. I've seen the ftape HOWTO doc. Says the
: drive should already be supported in the current kernal. How can I tell?
: I'm trying to use the KDE's tape backup software, yet it keep coming back with
: 'tape not found'. I've edit the preference for /dev/tape, /dev/ftape,
: /dev/nrtf0. All come back tape not found.
: What am I doing wrong? Is there an ftape rpm module somewhere?
Your kernel needs to have the ftape driver. If your kernel came with the
distribution, then there are probably modules for the driver in
/lib/modules/YOUR_KERNEL_VERSION/misc (they're called ftape.o, zftape.o,
and zft-compressor.o). Use `lsmod' to see if they are already loaded.
If not, you'll need to load them. I'm really only familiar with Slackware,
but you probably need to add the following lines to /etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit, or
some such file.
To avoid rebooting, you can run the above commands by hand, as well, to load
the drivers. If you still have problems, check out the ftape homepage at: