Old IDE/Floppy Tape Drive

Kirk Bauer (kirk@r61h106.res.gatech.edu)
Sat, 8 Mar 1997 11:19:36 -0500 (EST)

I have this old Conner or Colorado (I can't remember) tape drive.
It hooks into the IDE Floppy controller. It takes those DC2120
120/250MB mini-tapes.

I would like to be able to use this under Linux with programs such
as 'mt' and others. How do I get the kernel to recognize this -- or
if it already does, how do I get a '/dev/tape' file?

Here are what I feel are the relevant lines from /usr/src/linux/.config
for Linux 2.0.27:

# CONFIG_BLK_DEV_HD_IDE is not set

Please let me know how to:

1) tell if the kernel is recognizing the drive

2) Get the kernel to recognize the drive

3) Get a /dev/tape file to access the drive...

I appreciate all of your hard work. Linux is a great OS and I'm
glad I have it available to me for free.

Please reply to me as I'm not on the Kernel Mailing List....

Kirk Bauer Georgia Tech gt5918a@prism.gatech.edu or
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