Physical hookup of ftape unit

Physical hookup of ftape unit

Post by Richard L. Goerwi » Sat, 23 Jul 1994 13:25:44

I've read through the HOWTOs and FAQs.  Hmmm.  Is there
a specific arrangement I must use for an ftape unit?  For
example, must I daisy chain it off the floppy controller
as if it were an extra drive, or can I just jumper it as
the b: drive (my system now has only a:) and let it go at



1. Does ftape support 700 Mb units

Ftape support for 120Mb and 250Mb units (Colorado, Iomega etc) is well
documented on my Linux 1.1.59 Slackware 2 system (ftape HOWTO etc.)

My question is,

Does ftape support the new 350 and 700 Mb units and if so which ftape/Linux
versions do I need.

If not I guess I'll have to buy the 250Mb item 'cos I sure can't afford
to buy a DAT (sorry its DDS these days !) tape drive.

Thanks for any info

Any and all opinions expressed by me are my own and not those of my employer


2. Kernel loadable modules...

3. Ftape and 700Mb units

4. Need Script to Automate FTP transfers

5. Can't get ftape to work for a Conner TSM420R 420MB tape unit

6. In KDE, cut & paste loses line-feeds?

7. units 1.52 available (units conversion program)

8. cdrdao and cd-reading

9. Re. AIX support for remote tape units Re: AIX support for remote tape units

10. problem using ftape "can't open /dev/ftape"

11. ftape: no /dev/ftape or other

12. Ftape would say /dev/ftape <no such device>

13. Ftape : "Timer Expired" on /dev/ftape problem