Subject: Re: IDE tape drive
To: Soren S. Jorvang <>
From: D'Arcy J.M. Cain <>
List: current-users
Date: 03/10/2000 13:39:28
Thus spake Soren S. Jorvang
> On Fri, Mar 10, 2000 at 12:14:17PM -0500, D'Arcy J.M. Cain wrote:
> > > uk0 at atapibus0 drive 1: <Seagate STT20000A, , 8.43> type 1 sequential removable
> > > uk0: unknown device
> > > uk0: 32-bits data port
> > > uk0: drive supports PIO mode 4, DMA mode 2
> > Could someone at least tell me whether ATAPI tape drives are supported
> > please?  I just want to know if I am wasting my time investigating this
> > or not.
> They aren't right now. You would need to create SCSI and ATAPI
> frontends to st.c like is done with e.g. cd.c .

SCSI too?  I use SCSI drives all the time.  The supported hardware
page doesn't mention them but they always work.  That's why I assumed
that the ATAPI one would work too.

Hmm.  Looked at some of that code and I don't think I know enough about
ATAPI or tape drives to do this.  Is anyone started on this?  Can I throw
a little money at someone to get it moved up their list?

I moved this to current-users. Seems more appropriate there now.

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