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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
> 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
Kevin F. Quinn
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