Well, I thought I had ftape working, but I guess I was wrong. I'm running
Linux kernel version 1.0.9 and ftape version 1.13b patched for the conner bug
and compiled with the -DCONNER_BUG flag.
When I finally got done compiling, I used tar to backup my drive. It went
through several hundred files, and then suddenly stopped with an I/O error
writing to the device.
I'm assuming that its a bad sector on the tape, since I was able to verify
everything up to that point, but how do I confirm this and mark the sector as
bad so I can continue?
University of Northern Iowa