tar'ing to a raw IDE drive

tar'ing to a raw IDE drive

Post by Michael E. Jaskowia » Tue, 27 Jul 1999 04:00:00

Hello Gang,

    Does anyone have an idea on how to tar to a raw IDE device?  I used
sysinstall to determine that the unused portion will be mounted as
wd0s2e, but when I use the command 'tar cvf /dev/rwd0s2e /home/test', it
tells me that it is a read-only file system.  Am I doing something
wrong?  This is on a 350 meg flash drive that has no difficulty being
used as a regular IDE drive.  Thanks for any info that you can give me.



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