[PARPORT] paride and HP Colorado 5GB

Christoph Wasshuber (wasshub@spdc.ti.com)
Mon, 30 Nov 1998 07:38:06 -0600

Thanx for the tips concerning backup software. Before
I can think of possibly looking into implementing mtops
I would like get my tape drive working. Here are the
problems I encountered.

I upgraded to 2.0.36 kernel and built paride, pt, and epat
drivers into the kernel. With dmesg I get:

        lp1 at 0x0378 (polling)
        paride: epat registered as protocol 0
        pt: pt version 1.04s, major 96
        pt0: Autoprobe failed
        pt: No ATAPI tape drive detected

First question: is the lp1 the reason why Autoprobe failed?

Then I recompiled the kernel and built paride,pt,epat as modules
and also made parallel printer support as module.
After loading everything with insmod paride, insmod epat and,
insmode pt I get with dmesg:

        paride: version 1.02 installed
        paride: epat registered as protocol 0
        pt: pt version 1.04s, major 96
        pt0: epat 1.01, Shuttle EPAT chip C6 at 0x378, mode 0 (4 bit), delay 1
        pt0: Reset (7) signature = 1 1 1 14 eb
        pt0: HP Colorado 5 GBe, master, blocksize 512, 2458MB

So far it seems good. Then I created the devices using the script on
the PARIDE webpage. But how can I now access the tape? I tried:
        fdisk /dev/pt0
I get the error "unable to read /dev/pt0".
I tried:
        mount /dev/pt0 /mnt/tape
I get the error "mount: /dev/pt0 is not a block device"
In the case of the fdisk command I hear the tape spinning for
a while. So it seems to do something. What could be the problem?
How can I proceed?


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