[Techtalk] IDE/ATAPI Tape Drive

Derek Arnold darnold at uakron.edu
Mon Jan 28 01:34:28 EST 2002

This is a stab in the dark but I will give it a shot. This can't be too 
different from dealing with a zip drive.  Ok, make some directory like 
"/tapedrive" and do this (as root)

      if the tape is windows (fat/fat32 formatted) :
         mount -t vfat /dev/hdd /tapedrive
      if the tape is linux (ext2)
         mount /dev/hdd /tapedrive

then do ls -l on /tapedrive instead of the drive itself

Hope that helps

Phil Savoie wrote:

>Hi All,
>I have a problem that perplexes me with regards to the subject.  I am using
>Mandrake 8.1 and have a Seagate Hornet ATAPI/IDE tape drive.  Mandrale
>reports that this animal is at /dev/hdd.  I cannot access this tape drive at
>all.  If I do an ls -l of /dev/hdd, there is no file there.  What can I do
>to see this tape drive?
>Any help will be appreciated.
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