Re: [PARPORT] M.S. Backpack probing fail

Claus-Justus Heine (
Sat, 05 Jun 1999 00:00:56 +0200

Moore Family <> writes:

> First many thanks to all those who have spent
> their time endevoring to get their computer to
> interface to something useful, and then a query:
> I've got a Microsolutions Backpack Tape drive.
> I don't know if its an 8000t or an 8000td or whatever,
> it's just not labled very well. It's serial number
> 14802452 if that helps. My backpack runs in dos
> fine, msd.exe says that lpt1 is 0378H and IRQ7
> and that there is only one lpt port.

There one important point:

if it is an 8000T (eight-THOUSAND) then it is supported by the paride
+ ide-tape driver.

if it is an 800T (eight-HUNDRET) then is is supposed to be supported
by ftape.



  Claus-Justus Heine      

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