Subject: Re: clueless about tape
To: Drew Hess <dhess@CS.Stanford.EDU>
From: John F. Woods <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/12/1994 11:22:42
> I just got a second-hand Archive Viper 2150S SCSI tape drive, and I've built
> a new kernel with the st0 device; now, can someone please tell me how to
> format a tape?  I'm clueless....

You stick it in the drive and write on it.  "Formatting" tapes is for
steekeen PC tapes, not good, God-fearing QIC-150 tapes.

It would be nice, though, if the driver had ERASE and RETENSION commands.