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Date:      Sat, 19 Jul 1997 04:44:02 +0000 (GMT)
From:      Murray Stokely <>
Subject:   parallel port tape drives
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   How do you setup external tape drives that use the parallel port?  I
see entries in LINT for scsi, ide/atapi, and floppy.  I checked the mt(1)
man page and when I try 'mt -f /dev/rwt0 erase' I get a 'device not
configured' error.  I checked the handbook and found no information on
parallel drives, seems like everyone uses the more expensive SCSI ones.  I
also checked the newsgroup archives at Dejanews and found nothing. The FAQ
seems to specifically omit parallel tape drives when talking about what
kinds work, does this mean theres absolutely no way to get one working?

Murray Stokely

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