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Re: Tape support on cygwin
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Subject: Re: Tape support on cygwin
- From: Bruno DELFOSSE <bruno dot delfosse at fr dot airsysatm dot thomson-csf dot com>
- Date: Fri, 20 Apr 2001 14:48:40 +0200
>On Fri, Apr 20, 2001 at 09:18:52AM +0200, Bruno DELFOSSE wrote:
>> 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
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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