I have a scsi tape drive that I use on my linux system. It's just
like the device I have on my hp-ux systems at work and I can take
tapes initialized from the hp-ux system to the linux system. On
the hp-ux system, I can clean a tape with a utility called mediainit
that initializes the tape in less than 2 minutes. To erase a tape
from linux take a couple hours. Is mediainit available for linux?
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