Using ftape with an Iomega Ditto Max drive
mail at dansanderson.com
Tue Apr 4 02:06:47 PDT 2000
I need some assistance getting my Iomega Ditto Max drive to work with RedHat
I'm pretty sure I've correctly identified the IO Base, IRQ and DMA of the
drive (0x200, 3, and 0). I've recompiled the 2.2.14 kernel with ftape
4.02-1. In make xconfig, ftape section, I set the controller to Alt/82078,
IO base to 200, IRQ to 3, and DMA to 0. I followed all the compilation
steps, including those for modules and so forth, and properly installed it
I thought I'd test with the command in the HOWTO, section 7.1. Simply:
tar czf /dev/ftape linux
The error is equally simple:
tar (grandchild): /dev/ftape: Cannot open: No such device
tar (grandchild): Error is not recoverable: exiting now
So I check:
ls -l /dev/ftape
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 4 Aug 9 1999 /dev/ftape -> rft0
I also tried tar czf /dev/rawft0 linux, just in case that was it.
This is RedHat 6.2, with everything installed via RPM (except the recompiled
kernel, of course).
It's important that I get this working, this cheap Ditto Max is all I could
afford for a backup solution. I know I get what I pay for, but I'm told by
every source that it should work just fine.
Any assistance you can provide would be greatly appreciated. Many thanks!
Dan Sanderson - mail at dansanderson.com - http://www.dansanderson.com/
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