Re: ftape

D. Chiodo (
Wed, 13 Nov 1996 18:45:58 -0500 (EST)

If the tape drive is connected to the floppy controller, just enable ftape
and compile.. It will find it.

If it is connected to a dedicated tape controller, you will need the
manual for that controller, and check its jumper settings.

On Wed, 13 Nov 1996, Brian Kimball wrote:

> Date: Wed, 13 Nov 1996 13:53:02 -0800
> From: Brian Kimball <>
> To:
> Cc:
> Subject: ftape
> My gateway system (G6-200 XL) came with a tape drive, i believe an
> iomega ditto internal unit. I'd like to do backups now that my hdd is
> making strange noises, but I have no idea where to start in the kernel
> ftape makefile. My docs that came with my computer don't tell my
> anything.
> How can I find the correct values for FDC_BASE, FDC_IRQ, and FDC_DMA?
> Will I have to make the devices after booting the kernel or will the
> automatically appear? If I do have to make them, how can I do that?
> Sorry for being so clueless. :)
> thanks.
> Brian