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Old 01-23-2008, 12:51 AM   #1
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Attaching IBM Magstar 3590-E11 to Linux RHEL 4


I want to attach IBM Magstar 3590-E11 to RHEL 4 (kernel 2.6.9-55.EL).

The linux is in x86_64 machine.

I download the driver/module from IBM website (lin_tape-1.10.0-2.6.9-55.EL.x86_64.rpm.bin) and loaded it to the linux machine. In the /proc/scsi directory, the files IBMtape and IBMchanger are there. /dev/IBMtape is also available.

Then I install IBMtapeutil for tape utility.

The tape drives is connected to the machine, then I restart the machine and the tape driver.

The I run IBMtapeutil to check whether the machine has detect the tape driver.

Open Device, then I put /dev/IBMtape.....but the message is:

"Operation failed with errno 11. Resource temporarily unavailable"

I assume the machine doesn't detect the tape driver yet. Am I correct ??

How to make the machine detect the tape driver ?? Is there any steps that I miss ??


This is my 1st experience attaching tape drive with linux machine.


Apprciate for the helps.


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Old 01-23-2008, 07:03 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by budiss View Post
I want to attach IBM Magstar 3590-E11 to RHEL 4 (kernel 2.6.9-55.EL).

The linux is in x86_64 machine.

I download the driver/module from IBM website (lin_tape-1.10.0-2.6.9-55.EL.x86_64.rpm.bin) and loaded it to the linux machine. In the /proc/scsi directory, the files IBMtape and IBMchanger are there. /dev/IBMtape is also available.

Then I install IBMtapeutil for tape utility.

The tape drives is connected to the machine, then I restart the machine and the tape driver.

The I run IBMtapeutil to check whether the machine has detect the tape driver.

Open Device, then I put /dev/IBMtape.....but the message is:

"Operation failed with errno 11. Resource temporarily unavailable"

I assume the machine doesn't detect the tape driver yet. Am I correct ??

How to make the machine detect the tape driver ?? Is there any steps that I miss ??
You may need to run depmod to introduce your new driver into modules.dep. Check to see if you have a text file called /lib/modules/kernel-2.6.9-55.EL/modules.dep. Then search /lib/modules/kernel-2.6.9-55.EL/modules.dep to see if your tape driver is in modules.dep. If it isn't then run depmod. See:

man depmod

Boot the machine and see if your tape driver is loaded with the lsmod command.

lsmod | less

If it isn't loaded then try to load it with the modprobe command:

modprobe drivername

After you get the module loaded then try to write to a tape and see what happens.

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