'mt' Fails with 'mt: Inappropriate ioctl for device' (Doc ID 1007327.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 22, 2016

Applies to:

Solaris SPARC Operating System - Version 8.0 and later
All Platforms

Symptoms

Symptoms

The "mt" command fails with the following message:

The "probe-scsi" command reports that the new tape drive is connected to the SCSI bus at the correct address, yet nothing can be written to the tape drive and "mt status" fails.

Cause

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