I have an Exabyte 4200C DAT tape drive that I've been using to back up
my Linux system using tar. But now that I want to restore some files
from a tape I get wierd read errors.
My system was a Caldera preview, upgraded to RedHat 3.03 and then
RedHat 4.00 in piecemeal fashion over the net. I have a 1.2.13 kernel and
a 2.0.18 kernel and in both cases I get the SCSI errors on several
different tapes. Even the command
cat </dev/st0 |less
gives the error, usually near the end of the /bin directory or just past
the end of /bin.
The machine is an ASUS PVI 486SP3 motherboard with Intel DX4/100
and a Buslogic 946C host adapter. It has a one gig IDE drive and
another 1 gig SCSI drive as well as SCSI CD-ROM and the Exabyte.
16 megs RAM, ATI Mach64 PCI video.
Could this be anything other than a defective DAT drive?
Michael Dillon - ISP & Internet Consulting
Memra Software Inc. - Fax: +1-604-546-3049