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[SOLVED] /dev/tape /dev/sg0 /dev/st0 problems w/ scsi tape drive

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http://www.linuxquestions.org – this is a combination of my efforts / research and what worked for me. the heavy lifting was done by the guys shown or the people involved in at least two links but i think it will help someone else down the line. i have put much if not all of these comments in the post by marwan_mostafa also and listed below. my original problem was i could only find /dev/sg0 using lsmod i.e. no tape drive but i worked on making /dev/sg0 work--wrong. i got messages like "ioctl inappropriate for device" "no such device". basically nothing worked to get my tape drive working but below are (HowTos)