: I have just begun to get Linux working - at last! :-/
: Anyway, I seem to have a problem that with tar, i get an error say something
: like "/dev/nft0 not found" or something like this. Or is that nst0? In any
: case, the /dev/nft0 or whatever is actually there. I backed it up and copied
: nst1 to nst0. I've put 'em back to normal, but i can't find a solution.
: ** This is only when i try to view/xtract etc from the file, but cvf seems
: to work.
You neglected to mention what it is you're trying to do. If you're
trying to back up to a tape driver, you need to make sure your kernel supports
the tape driver, then insmod the ftape.o package to load the kernel driver
onto your system. THEN you can backup to /dev/nft0.
If, however, you are just trying to create a tarfile on a disk or
something, you have to specify the target file:
# tar cf blah.tar /
Or it will search your environment variables for a TAPE variable,
not find anything (or find it set to /dev/nft0) and scream at you for
not reading the man page.