I've been successful using ide tape drives but cannot get
mt to recognize dump file numbers so that I can use mt and
fsf, or use scripts to record positions after various
operations. Typically, mt responds with:
# mt -f /dev/nht0 stat
Unknown tape drive type (type code 0)
File number=0, block number=0.
mt_resid: 0, mt_erreg: 0x0
mt_dsreg: 0x6800, mt_gstat: 0x0
General status bits on (0):
I'd really like it if "File number=" reflected reality. Has
anyone got this going, or suggestions? I have a:
hdd: CONNER CTT8000-A, ATAPI TAPE drive
among other similar devices...
Thanks for any input, I haven't seen this documented, at least
not within the searches I conducted.
Andrew Evans Computer Science Department
Computer Specialist University of New Hampshire