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From: "Kevin F. Quinn" <kevquinn@g.o>
Subject: Re: Re: Re: initio seen, mt -f doesn't work
Date: Thu, 8 Dec 2005 16:52:06 +0100
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On Thu, 08 Dec 2005 08:13:52 -0700
Duncan <1i5t5.duncan@...> wrote:

> Gavin Seddon posted <1134053851.11094.7.camel@linuxstation
>, excerpted
> below,  on Thu, 08 Dec 2005 14:57:31 +0000:
> 
> >>> But when I use mt I get
> >>> ' mt -f /dev/st0 eject
> >>> /dev/st0: No such device or address'
> 
> > Yes /dev/st0 is there.  How should I start the device, as far as I
> > remember I built all scsi modules into the kernel. Gavin.
> 
> If you have a /dev/st0, the next question is why that error message
> says you don't.  It's likely a permissions thing.  I don't have a
> tape backup machine, so I don't know much about the command set or
> how it is run, but can you run it as root?  Does the error change?

I think permissions are the most likely problem; that'd cause mt
to be unable to open the device - many utilities don't
differentiate between being unable to open something and that
something not existing.

Gavin; default Gentoo udev rules set the group of st devices to
'tape' (see /etc/udev/rules.d/50-udev.rules' so add your user id to the
tape group.

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Kevin F. Quinn
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-- Duncan
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