Seagate 12/24GB DDS-3 SCSI tape drive identifies itself as
Python 04106-XXX Rev 715G, running Redhat Linux v5.2.
I write multiple backup files to tape using the /dev/nst0 device,
and "mt -f /dev/nst0 status" reports the correct file number
status. If I try any tape movement commands (other than rewind and
rewoffl) they don't move the tape, but mt returns success (0).
On a rewound tape running "mt -f /dev/nst0 fsf 1" returns immediately
and "mt -f /dev/nst0 status" reports location at filenumber 0.
I've attempted this with multiple tapes with no success, but if I go
to another system (running Caldera OpenLinux v1.1 with HP SureStore 24)
I am able to successfully manipulate the tape
(i.e. "mt -f /dev/nst0 fsf 1" works)
Any help with this problem would be very appreciated!