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Re: cygwin and scsi tape drive.
On Fri, 28 May 2004, Marc Schare wrote:
> Joshua Daniel Franklin <joshuadfranklin <at> gmail.com> writes:
> > Have you read
> > <http://cygwin.com/cygwin-ug-net/using-specialnames.html>?
> > Particularly the part about "Note that you can't use the mount table
> > to map from fixed device name to your own device name."
> I did read the note, but I don't think I'm trying to do that. Again, here is
> the result from the mount command:
I think you are.
> C:\Documents and Settings\Marc>mount
> C:\cygwin\bin on /usr/bin type system (binmode)
> C:\cygwin\lib on /usr/lib type system (binmode)
> \device\tape0 on /dev/st0 type system (binmode)
/dev/st0 is a virtual device in Cygwin that corresponds to \device\tape0
in Windows NT+. You are trying to remake this association via the mount
> C:\cygwin on / type system (binmode)
> \\.\tape0 on /dev/st1 type system (binmode)
What is that for? /dev/st1 is a Cygwin virtual device that corresponds to
\device\tape1 in Windows NT+. You are trying to reassociate that via
mount. You must not have understood the Users Guide section quoted above
> \.tape0 on /dev/tape type system (binmode)
Try simply ln -s /dev/st0 /dev/tape
> c: on /cygdrive/c type user (binmode,noumount)
> d: on /cygdrive/d type user (binmode,noumount)
> Which clearly states that \device\tape0 is mounted on /dev/st0, which
> tells me I should be able to use /dev/st0, but when I try, I get this:
Only if those mounts don't exist.
> C:\Documents and Settings\Marc>mt -f /dev/st0 status
> mt: /dev/st0: No such file or directory
You have really confused things with the mounts.
> For grins, I also tried this:
> C:\Documents and Settings\Marc>mt -f \device\tape0 status
> mt: \device\tape0: No such file or directory
I assume you properly quoted those '\' or used a cmd shell? Anyway, don't
expect POSIX device behavior if you use a Windows device path.
> Without success. The ls command can find the drive:
> C:\Documents and Settings\Marc>ls -l /dev/st0
> crw-rw-rw- 1 Marc None 9, 0 May 28 11:57 /dev/st0
> So.. what am I doing wrong?
Don't use mount.
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