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Old 09-28-2004, 08:10 AM   #1
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Help! Adding SCSI Tape Drive to RH ES 3.0

Have added an Adaptec 2940AU adapter and a Seagate 24GB DAT tape drive to my Linux server. Upon re-boot, Linux detected the new adapter and configured it. However, it can't see the tape drive. lsmod does not show st. /proc/scsi/scsi does not show any evidence of the tape drive. What step have I missed?
Old 09-28-2004, 08:27 AM   #2
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Load the st module:
modprobe st

Then check the output of dmesg to see if the drive is recognized.
Old 09-28-2004, 08:52 AM   #3
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modprobe st makes st show up when I do lsmod. However dmesg shows no mention of the drive and "mt -f /dev/st0 status" returns "no such device". Let me also mention that the SCSI BIOS sees the drive just fine (It's an Archive Python, not a Seagate, as reported earlier).

Now what?
Old 09-28-2004, 10:17 AM   #4
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fixed the problem. Upon further inspection I discovered the Adaptec module (aic7xxx) was not loaded, either. After loading that ans st, everything is fine. Then ran mkinitrd to make the changes permanent.




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