#21 SCSI Tape on coLinux

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2005-08-27
2005-08-27
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I don't know if this is a bug, a feature request or
something else; I just hope to be wrong, but it seems
it's impossible to view a SCSI Tape in coLinux. A tape
is not a logic unit, so it cannot be attached as a
normal harddisk; I've tried to compile SCSI support as
module in kernel and I got correct /proc/scsi
directory, but without low level drivers (strangely
disappeared during "make menuconfig" session) there are
no attached devices to SCSI chain. Is there another way
to do it?
Tnx!

jontk

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  • Nuno Lucas
    Nuno Lucas
    2005-09-29

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    You can't talk directly to the hardware in colinux. All
    hardware access needs to be wrapped by Windows calls.
    The only way to do what you want is to implement a special
    virtual
    driver for the SCSI tape, so it's not going to happen in the
    near term.

    If you really need to use a tape, use Windows software.