Problem with Archive 2150S SCSI Tape Drive

Problem with Archive 2150S SCSI Tape Drive

Post by Bob Dav » Tue, 26 Nov 1996 04:00:00

        This is my last hardware problem:

Whenever I try to tar files to my SCSI Archive 2150S streamer,
with the command:

                tar -cvf /dev/st0 /

the tape runs all the way to the end of the tape and it hangs
there without apparently writing any files or reversing. It
is as if the tape runs to the stop and then just keeps trying to go.
I cannot kill the tar process or anything else. I have to turn off
my machine and reboot.

        This tape unit works fine under Windows 95 using the
program GTAK, a Gnu tar program.

        Is this behavior familiar to anyone? I am at a loss for
what to try.

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