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I am trying to get two SCSI tape streamers to work, QIC-150 and DAT.
Having installed the hardware I got all to work under Windows 2000.
Debian Linux installed nicely on IDE drives with graphics and all,
but the tape-drives and the SCSI card does not seem to be accessible.
My objective is to save some old tapes to newer formats.
I am new to Linux but have been working with many UNIX versions as a programmer for some ten years from the late 80s on.
Which kernel driver is needed for AHA-1542CF ?
How do I know it is loaded and how do I load it ?
How are device created for my tape drives?
Any pointer to the friendly manual?
Linux debian 2.6.18-6-686 #1 SMP Fri Dec 12 16:48:28 UTC 2008 i686 GNU/Linux
CPU 500 MHz PIII, 512 MB RAM
2 IDE harddrives, 1 IDE CD/DVD
The Adaptec AHA-1542CF SCSI card on the ISA bus does not show
IRQ 11, DMA 5, I/O port 330H
ID 5: Archive_Python_25501-XXX -> DAT tape streamer
ID 6: WANGTEK_5150ES_SCSI_FA18 -> QIC-150 tape streamer
ID 7: AHA-1540CF/1542CF -> SCSI controller, ISA bus
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Since the SCSI controller is an ISA card it will not show up in the output of the lspci command.
The module is aha1542 and if loaded will be displayed in the output of the lsmod command. You also need the SCSI subsystem modules scsi_mod and st.
modprobe 1542 might work or I would add the boot option aha1542=0x330,5,11 to the boot loader. Edit the /boot/grub/menu.lst and add the option to the the end of the line that starts with kernel.
However, I do not know if support is still included.