v3.0, August 1998
This HOWTO discusses essential do's and dont's for the ftape
floppy tape driver under Linux. It focusses on the newest version
which is ftape-4.02 at the time of this writing. This HOWTO is to
be intended as first step help and source of information.
The ftape driver interfaces to QIC-40, QIC-80, QIC-3010 and
QIC-3020 compatible drives, and to the Iomega Ditto 2GB and Ditto Max
drives. The QIC-3010 and QIC-3020 standards are also known as
`Travan' (TR-2 and TR-3). These drives connect via the floppy disk
controller (FDC) which may be either an internal FDC or inside of
certain parallel port floppy tape drives. Please refer to the section
Supported drives for further
ftapedoes not cover SCSI or QIC-02 tape drives. DAT tape
drives usually (always?) connect to a SCSI controller.
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