Re: [PARPORT] HP Colorado 5GB Ext tape with RedHat 6.0

Ian Soboroff (
09 Feb 2000 09:45:42 -0500

Morris Siegel <> writes:

> (1) The commands "mt -f /dev/pt0 eod" elicits the error message
> "/dev/pt0: Invalid argument", and similarly for /dev/npt0.
> Is there some way to persuade mt to recognize /dev/{,n}pt0?
> Is there any other command to allow writing a file to the
> end-of-tape-data instead of to the beginning-of-tape?

no, none of the mt operations except for rewind have been implemented.

Ian Soboroff                             
University of MD Baltimore County

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