[svlug] fstab question

Rafael raffi at linwin.com
Thu May 25 16:18:26 PDT 2000

On Thu, 25 May 2000, Gordon Vrololjak wrote:

> Hello,
> I just rebuilt my kernel with support for a new device and scsi card.  The
> added components are a Tekram DC390F Symbios Logic 875 Ultra Wide SCSI
> Controller card and a Sony SDT-9000 4mm DDs-3 tape drive.
> I compiled the kernel with scsi support and SYM53C8XX.  The kernel
> compiled fine and I already have the device:
> /dev/st0, but nothing in fstab.  I tried to add an entry in fstab like
> this:
> /dev/st0    /mnt/st0           ext2     noauto     0 0
> but when I try to mount /dev/st0 /mnt/st0, I get the error: 
> [root at wilfredgordon]# mount /dev/st0 /mnt/st0
> mount: /dev/st0 is not a block device

Congrats on successful kernel recompile and installation.

Butou cannot mount tape device!

To use the tape try

mt -f /dev/st0 status
mt -f /dev/st0 rewind
mt -f /dev/st0 eject

tar cvft /dev/st0 /home
to backup your /home

and read mt, dump, tar etc. man pages

Good luck,

> Is there something I did wrong with the entry for fstab?  
> I checked for any faq's on tape drive installation with scsi cards but
> found very little useful information.  If anyone could point me to some
> guides/help files, I'll appreciate it.
> Gordon.
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