I have a 1/4" SCSI tape drive attached to a Sparc 2 workstation that is
accessed as /dev/rst0 on the machine. I would like to be able to read and
write to that tape drive from my Linux machines for loading and unloading
work related files. I added /dev/rst0 to the /etc/exports file and tried
mounting the device at two different points. I made a directory /dev/rst0
and was able to mount it successfully whereupon it changed to a character
device i.e. crw-rw-rw- , Major device # 10, Minor # 0 which all seems well and good so far since this is the same is it appears on the sun.
However, when I try to access it using tar tvf /dev/rst0 I get the following
error: tar: read error on /dev/rst0 : Invalid argument
Any ideas on how to clear up this would be appreciated.