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From: Duncan <1i5t5.duncan@...>
Subject: Re: initio seen, mt -f doesn't work
Date: Thu, 08 Dec 2005 07:40:25 -0700
Gavin Seddon posted <1134048307.11094.4.camel@linuxstation
>, excerpted
below,  on Thu, 08 Dec 2005 13:25:07 +0000:

> Hi,
> I have a scsi tape with an initio controller.  'dmesg' sees initio 360p.
> But when I use mt I get
> ' mt -f /dev/st0 eject
> /dev/st0: No such device or address'
> Where will the tape be?

Well, /is/ there a /dev/st0?

If so, that's a problem, but it would appear it's saying there is no such
device, which indicates a problem with your device system.  It could be
anything from not having that device driver compiled, to not having it
loaded if it's built as a kernel module, to having it loaded but it not
finding the device so it doesn't create a node, to some funniness with
udev, such that the device node isn't created, or is created in a
different location.  

As I don't have such a device, it's a bit difficult to tell, from here,
but one think you could do would be a "find /dev/ -name st0".  That would
at least tell you whether udev put the device in a subdir instead of the
main /dev.

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