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Date:      Wed, 3 May 1995 18:34:25 +0200
From:      William Wanders <>
Subject:   Re: rft0 not recognized for Conner TSM 420R / QIC-80
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   Date: Wed, 03 May 1995 09:53:21 +0200
   From: "Michael Sperber [Mr. Preprocessor]" <>
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   I just found a dirt-cheap TSM420R drive, and put it in as a third

   (Needless to say, it works just fine under DOS.)

   Unfortunately, it doesn't get recognized either by my kernel setup or
   by the GENERIC kernel. I'm running 2.0-950412-SNAP.  I don't even see
   a "ft0 not found" or some such message at boot time.  Only when I try
   to access /dev/rft0 or /dev/ft0, I get "device not configured".

   What do I need to do to investigate further?

   Any help would be much appreciated.

try to add 'flags 1' to the line with 'controller fdc0 ...' this
should enable the probing for youre tape drive.

A little question: What tapes do you use ? QIC-80 (250MB) or QIC-QW (420MB) ?
                   If you use the new QIC-QW tapes are they easily available?
                   I can't seem to get my hands on those new tapes :( allways
                   SOLD OUT !!!

William Wanders.

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