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un*x box tape drive
Date: Tue, 2 Oct 90 10:11:25 -0700
From: email@example.com (Steve Willis)
has anyone successfully used a unix box tape drive (say /dev/nrmt8 )
from a lisp machine?? Software support assures me that they don't know
how to do it, although we can't imagine that it hasnt been done. Don't
the UX400's use the host tape drives and other devices?? Does our 70
need special software for this, do I need to modify the namespace, or
(god forbid) do we need to get the appropriate protocals and services
built into the unix kernal?? I would be grateful for any enlightenment
anyone could provide.
When you specify the unix drive, leave off the 'r' as in
Cart spec: MY-UNIX-BOX: mt8;
I don't know what you do with the 'n' (probably leave it off since it probably
means something like non-rewinding).
I don't have any Symbolics drives, I only use Unix ones and without any
hitches (backing up lmfs req's 8.0.1 or patches).
Don Mitchell firstname.lastname@example.org
Amoco Production Company (918) 660-4270
Tulsa Research Center
P.O. Box 3385, Tulsa, OK 74102