[PARPORT] Module parport_lowlevel.

From: Fernando Ruza (fruza@yahoo.com)
Date: Mon May 28 2001 - 07:36:43 EDT

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    Hi everybody,

    When I load the parport modules for my tape drive (HP
    Colorado 5GB external) the only line which is in the
    /var/log/messages is the following:

    modprobe: can't locate module parport_lowlevel

    Do I need this module ??

    I load the modules without any other error messages.
    The modules are:

    insmod parport.o
    insmod paride.o
    insmod epat.o
    insmod pt.o

    Then, I think I could make a small backup copy like

    tar -cvf /dev/pt0 /tmp/myfile.txt

    However, when now I try to see the content of the tape

    tar -tf /dev/pt0

    I receive the following:

    tar: Read error on /dev/pt0: Input/output error
    tar: At beginning of tape, quitting now
    tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now

    Do I need to format the time in any way before being
    able to record something on it ?? The tape is a HP
    C4429 Data Cartridge PREFORMATTED, however maybe has a
    format for DOS O.S. and not ext2 valid for Linux.

    Please, any help will be apreciate.
    Thanks in advance.

    Fernando Ruza Rodríguez
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