Again, thanks for the help. For all who haven't followed, I have just
installed a colorado 250MB floppy controller tape drive on a P166 running
redhat 5.0. I have tried to back up to it using tar, and, having gotten
the right switches in the command line, I get this error:
I thought that it might be bvecause the tape needs formatting, but usingQuote:>tar (grandchild): Cannot open archive /dev/ftape: Input/output error
>tar (grandchild): Error is not recoverable: exiting now
mkfs yields the same error. Advice?