QIC-80 Floppy based Tape support?

QIC-80 Floppy based Tape support?

Post by Ron Chibn » Wed, 02 Feb 1994 05:48:29



I was hoping this would be on the Hardware FAQ, or some other FAQ but
I havent found it. My apologies if this is a FAQ.

Is there Linux support (via tar) for floppy controller based QIC 40/80
tape drives, like the Colorado or the Conner? If not, what information
would I need to write a driver to support it? What device would one
write to? /dev/fd2?

I can't afford a SCSI tape, and would hate to lose all the work that
went into configuring, tuning, and setting up Linux, uucp and news.

FWIW: I'm using a 486DLC/40 w/ IDE Multi-IO controller, 1 1.44 Floppy,
8Mb RAM and pl14.

Thanks in advance for your advice and ideas.

Ron Chibnik

 
 
 

QIC-80 Floppy based Tape support?

Post by Frank Brokk » Thu, 03 Feb 1994 00:03:02



>I was hoping this would be on the Hardware FAQ, or some other FAQ but
>I havent found it. My apologies if this is a FAQ.
>Is there Linux support (via tar) for floppy controller based QIC 40/80
>tape drives, like the Colorado or the Conner? If not, what information
>would I need to write a driver to support it? What device would one
>write to? /dev/fd2?
>I can't afford a SCSI tape, and would hate to lose all the work that
>went into configuring, tuning, and setting up Linux, uucp and news.
>FWIW: I'm using a 486DLC/40 w/ IDE Multi-IO controller, 1 1.44 Floppy,
>8Mb RAM and pl14.
>Thanks in advance for your advice and ideas.
>Ron Chibnik


Available for the Colorado (and other, comparables) is ftape. It's
at several sites, eg at tsx-11.mit.edu:

 90388    8 -rw-rw-r--   1 johnsonm ftp-linu     7605 Jan 20 22:01
./ALPHA/QIC-80/ftape-0.9.9d.install-guide
 90472    1 -rw-rw-r--   1 johnsonm ftp-linu      859 Jan 20 22:01
./ALPHA/QIC-80/ftape-0.9.9d.lsm
 90474   55 -rw-rw-r--   1 johnsonm ftp-linu    55937 Jan 20 22:01
./ALPHA/QIC-80/ftape-0.9.9d.tar.gz

You also need modutils-0.99.14, found at the same site:

 53261   13 -rw-r--r--   1 tytso    ftp-linu    12484 Dec 14 13:45
./ALPHA/QIC-80/modutils-0.99.14.tar.gz

There is also a HOWTO:

 41041   18 -r--r--r--   1 daemon   ftp-linu    17825 Jan 25 13:25
./docs/HOWTO/Ftape-HOWTO

This should keep you busy for the coming few hours...

Good luck,

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QIC-80 Floppy based Tape support?

Post by Mario Nascimen » Wed, 02 Feb 1994 07:13:29


Quote:>I was hoping this would be on the Hardware FAQ, or some other FAQ but
>I havent found it. My apologies if this is a FAQ.

We will forgive you ;-) ...

Quote:>Is there Linux support (via tar) for floppy controller based QIC 40/80
>tape drives, like the Colorado or the Conner? If not, what information
>would I need to write a driver to support it? What device would one
>write to? /dev/fd2?

Yes, there is. Go to the Linux ftp site you like, go to the docs directory
and get the FTAPE.howto, that's what you're looking for. I'm 100% sure that
CMSs drives are supported, and 90% sure that Conner are supported as well.
But external (parallel port) QIC[4|8]0 are not supported.

>I can't afford a SCSI tape, and would hate to lose all the work that
>went into configuring, tuning, and setting up Linux, uucp and news.

>FWIW: I'm using a 486DLC/40 w/ IDE Multi-IO controller, 1 1.44 Floppy,
>8Mb RAM and pl14.

>Thanks in advance for your advice and ideas.

>Ron Chibnik


Good luck.

Mario.

 
 
 

QIC-80 Floppy based Tape support?

Post by Evmorfopoulos Dimitr » Wed, 02 Feb 1994 08:05:31



> I was hoping this would be on the Hardware FAQ, or some other FAQ but
> I havent found it. My apologies if this is a FAQ.

> Is there Linux support (via tar) for floppy controller based QIC 40/80
> tape drives, like the Colorado or the Conner? If not, what information
> would I need to write a driver to support it? What device would one
> write to? /dev/fd2?

> I can't afford a SCSI tape, and would hate to lose all the work that
> went into configuring, tuning, and setting up Linux, uucp and news.

> FWIW: I'm using a 486DLC/40 w/ IDE Multi-IO controller, 1 1.44 Floppy,
> 8Mb RAM and pl14.

> Thanks in advance for your advice and ideas.

> Ron Chibnik


        Your answer is very simple. Ftp to tsx-11.mit.edu and get

                in pub/linux/ALPHA/QIC-80

        the folowing files :

                ftape-0.9.9d.install-guide
                ftape-0.9.9d.lsm
                ftape-0.9.9d.tar.gz

        Thats all

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