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Re: machine doesn't know it has a tape drive
> Date: Tue, 28 May 1991 11:13 PDT
> From: email@example.com (Marian Williams)
> We just received a 3675 as a donation from a local company. When we
> try to read a tape (for instance during a Restore Distribution) we
> get a message that says:
> "There is no magnetic tape hardware on HOST"
> But there *is*. And it's registered as a service in the host's
> namespace object. Anybody have a clue what the message means?
> It means that it can't find the magnetic tape hardware even though it
> may exist. That could be caused by any number of things, most commonly:
> The tape drive is not connected to the bus. (e.g. the ribbon connectors
> may be loose)
> The tape drive is not powered on.
> Thank you --
> Marian Williams
> firstname.lastname@example.org (no 'm' after williams)
> email@example.com (this one has an 'm' after williams)
> [I posted this message last week, but it seems to have been lost.
> Apologies to anybody who gets it twice.]
The drive's red indicator light is on, and the cables are snugly connected.
Any suggestions for less common causes? Thanks --