[svlug] fstab question

dfox@belvdere.vip.best.com dfox at belvdere.vip.best.com
Sun May 28 08:36:02 PDT 2000

> 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

That's correct. Tapes are not block devices; they are serial devices, and
therefore not mountable.

So, you don't want an fstab entry for the device.

But try to see if it is accessible:

# tar -cf /dev/st0 a bunch of files

> Gordon.
David E. Fox                     Census         Thanks for letting me
dfox at belvdere.vip.best.com        2000          change magnetic patterns
Be Counted: http://www.census.gov               on your hard disk.

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