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Re: Tape support on cygwin

>On Fri, Apr 20, 2001 at 09:18:52AM +0200, Bruno DELFOSSE wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I installed cygwin 1.1.8-2 on a Win 2000 SP1 OS, and I wanted to use
>> Archive Python SCSI DAT  tape drive .... but when I tried to mount
>> device as indicated in the user guide (mount //./tape0 /dev/st0) I
>> an error as /dev/st0 does not exist (same thing for nst0). Do I have
>> to something to declare it ? Or did the name change ?
>_When_ do you get that message? When trying to read?

No, when trying to mount.

If I do a "ls /dev", it tells me /dev doesn't exist (as explained in the
user guide)
If I do a "ls /dev/tty", it is seen (again as explained)
But if I a "ls /dev/st0", I get an error saying that it does not exist

>It's a NT
>problem. The default block size is set to 512 bytes by the OS
>which is not the typical blocksize of other OSes. set the
>blocksize to the known value of your tapes (mt setblk 5120 or
>whatever) or set it to variable blocksize (mt selblk 0).

Consequently, any tar or mt command fails

>Then try again.


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