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Date:      Thu, 8 Feb 1996 12:07:42 +1030 (CST)
From:      Michael Smith <msmith@atrad.adelaide.edu.au>
To:        root@cioeserv.cioe.com (Marie Root)
Cc:        freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.org
Subject:   Re: floppy tape
Message-ID:  <199602080137.MAA13719@genesis.atrad.adelaide.edu.au>
In-Reply-To: <199602072118.QAA18970@cioeserv.cioe.com> from "Marie Root" at Feb 7, 96 04:18:54 pm

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Marie Root stands accused of saying:
> 
> I have a colorado T1000 floppy tape backup drive in a FreeBSD-pretty_close_
> to_current system... In any case I've tried all the obvious things
> 
> - adding the flags parameter to fdc0 in my kernal config file
> - trying tape on drives 0, 1 and 2
> - etc...
> 
> The OS just isn't recognizing that I have this drive. the 'ft' command
> gives a /dev/ftp: Device not configured error.
> 
> Anyone out there tell me where I'm goofing?

Trying to use a floppytape.  These devices are basically _evil_, and will
cause you nothing but grief.  Find some unsuspecting DOS user and sell it
at the best price you can and get a SCSI tape unit instead.

> 					-Steve

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