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Old 03-02-2010, 10:27 AM   #1
smuro
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How to Use USB Tape drive on Centos 5.3 (kernel 2.6.18-164.10.1.el5PAE)


Hello there
I have been trying to install HP Storageworks DAT72 on CentOS 5 in vain.
On system reboot, neither /dev/st not /dev/sg is available. May you please
lead me through as this is my first time trying to do it

lsmod
Module Size Used by
ipv6 267617 40
xfrm_nalgo 13381 1 ipv6
crypto_api 12609 1 xfrm_nalgo
autofs4 29253 2
hidp 23105 2
dahdi_echocan_mg2 10248 0
wanec 306712 0
af_wanpipe 38080 0
wanpipe 459296 64
wanrouter 42336 6 wanec,af_wanpipe,wanpipe
dahdi 192392 128 dahdi_echocan_mg2,wanpipe
crc_ccitt 6337 1 dahdi
sdladrv 79648 2 wanpipe,wanrouter
rfcomm 42457 0
l2cap 29505 10 hidp,rfcomm
bluetooth 53925 5 hidp,rfcomm,l2cap
sunrpc 145533 1
dm_multipath 24909 0
scsi_dh 11713 1 dm_multipath
video 21193 0
hwmon 7365 0
backlight 10049 1 video
sbs 18533 0
i2c_ec 9025 1 sbs
i2c_core 23745 1 i2c_ec
button 10705 0
battery 13637 0
asus_acpi 19289 0
ac 9157 0
parport_pc 29157 0
lp 15849 0
parport 37513 2 parport_pc,lp
hpilo 13389 0
bnx2 173133 0
serio_raw 10693 0
pcspkr 7105 0
dm_raid45 67145 0
dm_message 6977 1 dm_raid45
dm_region_hash 15681 1 dm_raid45
dm_mem_cache 9537 1 dm_raid45
dm_snapshot 22885 0
dm_zero 6209 0
dm_mirror 24265 0
dm_log 14657 3 dm_raid45,dm_region_hash,dm_mirror
dm_mod 63225 11
dm_multipath,dm_raid45,dm_snapshot,dm_zero,dm_mirror,dm_log
cciss 67909 3
sd_mod 25281 0
scsi_mod 141717 3 scsi_dh,cciss,sd_mod
ext3 125001 2
jbd 57065 1 ext3
uhci_hcd 25549 0
ohci_hcd 24809 0
ehci_hcd 34125 0
----------------------------------------

#cat /etc/modprobe.conf
alias eth0 bnx2
alias eth1 bnx2
alias eth2 bnx2
alias eth3 bnx2
alias scsi_hostadapter cciss
alias scsi_hostadapter1 usb-storage
install usb-storage :
---------------------------------------

#ls -l /dev
[root@scb-dr-pbx01 ~]# ll /dev/
total 0
crw------- 1 root root 10, 62 Mar 2 18:06 autofs
drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 60 Mar 2 18:06 bus
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 100 Mar 2 18:06 cciss
crw------- 1 root root 5, 1 Mar 2 18:07 console
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 11 Mar 2 18:06 core -> /proc/kcore
drwxr-xr-x 2 asterisk asterisk 1360 Mar 2 18:06 dahdi
drwxr-xr-x 4 root root 80 Mar 2 18:06 disk
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 13 Mar 2 18:06 fd -> /proc/self/fd
crw-rw-rw- 1 root root 1, 7 Mar 2 18:06 full
srwxrwxrwx 1 root root 0 Mar 2 18:06 gpmctl
crw------- 1 root root 10, 228 Mar 2 18:06 hpet
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 200 Mar 2 18:06 hpilo
prw------- 1 root root 0 Mar 2 18:06 initctl
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 160 Mar 2 18:06 input
crw------- 1 root root 1, 11 Mar 2 18:06 kmsg
srw-rw-rw- 1 root root 0 Mar 2 18:06 log
brw-r----- 1 root disk 7, 0 Mar 2 18:06 loop0
brw-r----- 1 root disk 7, 1 Mar 2 18:06 loop1
brw-r----- 1 root disk 7, 2 Mar 2 18:06 loop2
brw-r----- 1 root disk 7, 3 Mar 2 18:06 loop3
brw-r----- 1 root disk 7, 4 Mar 2 18:06 loop4
brw-r----- 1 root disk 7, 5 Mar 2 18:06 loop5
brw-r----- 1 root disk 7, 6 Mar 2 18:06 loop6
brw-r----- 1 root disk 7, 7 Mar 2 18:06 loop7
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 13 Mar 2 18:06 MAKEDEV ->
/sbin/MAKEDEV
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 100 Mar 2 18:06 mapper
brw-r----- 1 root disk 9, 0 Mar 2 18:06 md0
crw-r----- 1 root kmem 1, 1 Mar 2 18:06 mem
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 60 Mar 2 18:06 net
crw-rw-rw- 1 root root 1, 3 Mar 2 18:06 null
crw-rw---- 1 root root 10, 144 Mar 2 18:06 nvram
crw------- 1 root root 1, 12 Mar 2 18:06 oldmem
crw-rw---- 1 root lp 99, 0 Mar 2 18:06 parport0
crw-rw---- 1 root lp 99, 1 Mar 2 18:06 parport1
crw-rw---- 1 root lp 99, 2 Mar 2 18:06 parport2
crw-rw---- 1 root lp 99, 3 Mar 2 18:06 parport3
crw-r----- 1 root kmem 1, 4 Mar 2 18:06 port
crw------- 1 root root 108, 0 Mar 2 18:06 ppp
crw-rw-rw- 1 root tty 5, 2 Mar 2 18:10 ptmx
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 0 Mar 2 18:05 pts
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 4 Mar 2 18:06 ram -> ram1
brw-r----- 1 root disk 1, 0 Mar 2 18:06 ram0
brw-r----- 1 root disk 1, 1 Mar 2 18:06 ram1
brw-r----- 1 root disk 1, 10 Mar 2 18:06 ram10
brw-r----- 1 root disk 1, 11 Mar 2 18:06 ram11
brw-r----- 1 root disk 1, 12 Mar 2 18:06 ram12
brw-r----- 1 root disk 1, 13 Mar 2 18:06 ram13
brw-r----- 1 root disk 1, 14 Mar 2 18:06 ram14
brw-r----- 1 root disk 1, 15 Mar 2 18:06 ram15
brw-r----- 1 root disk 1, 2 Mar 2 18:06 ram2
brw-r----- 1 root disk 1, 3 Mar 2 18:06 ram3
brw-r----- 1 root disk 1, 4 Mar 2 18:06 ram4
brw-r----- 1 root disk 1, 5 Mar 2 18:06 ram5
brw-r----- 1 root disk 1, 6 Mar 2 18:06 ram6
brw-r----- 1 root disk 1, 7 Mar 2 18:06 ram7
brw-r----- 1 root disk 1, 8 Mar 2 18:06 ram8
brw-r----- 1 root disk 1, 9 Mar 2 18:06 ram9
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 4 Mar 2 18:06 ramdisk -> ram0
crw-rw-rw- 1 root root 1, 8 Mar 2 18:06 random
crw------- 1 root root 162, 0 Mar 2 18:06 rawctl
brw------- 1 root root 253, 0 Mar 2 18:06 root
crw-r--r-- 1 root root 10, 135 Mar 2 18:06 rtc
drwxrwxrwt 2 root root 40 Mar 2 18:06 shm
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 15 Mar 2 18:06 stderr ->
/proc/self/fd/2
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 15 Mar 2 18:06 stdin ->
/proc/self/fd/0
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 15 Mar 2 18:06 stdout ->
/proc/self/fd/1
crw------- 1 root root 4, 0 Mar 2 18:06 systty
crw-rw-rw- 1 root tty 5, 0 Mar 2 18:06 tty
crw-rw---- 1 root tty 4, 0 Mar 2 18:06 tty0
crw------- 1 root root 4, 1 Mar 2 18:07 tty1
crw-rw---- 1 root tty 4, 10 Mar 2 18:06 tty10
crw-rw---- 1 root tty 4, 11 Mar 2 18:06 tty11
crw-rw---- 1 root tty 4, 12 Mar 2 18:06 tty12
crw-rw---- 1 root tty 4, 13 Mar 2 18:06 tty13
crw-rw---- 1 root tty 4, 14 Mar 2 18:06 tty14
crw-rw---- 1 root tty 4, 15 Mar 2 18:06 tty15
crw-rw---- 1 root tty 4, 16 Mar 2 18:06 tty16
crw-rw---- 1 root tty 4, 17 Mar 2 18:06 tty17
crw-rw---- 1 root tty 4, 18 Mar 2 18:06 tty18
crw-rw---- 1 root tty 4, 19 Mar 2 18:06 tty19
crw------- 1 root root 4, 2 Mar 2 18:07 tty2
crw-rw---- 1 root tty 4, 20 Mar 2 18:06 tty20
crw-rw---- 1 root tty 4, 21 Mar 2 18:06 tty21
crw-rw---- 1 root tty 4, 22 Mar 2 18:06 tty22
crw-rw---- 1 root tty 4, 23 Mar 2 18:06 tty23
crw-rw---- 1 root tty 4, 24 Mar 2 18:06 tty24
crw-rw---- 1 root tty 4, 25 Mar 2 18:06 tty25
crw-rw---- 1 root tty 4, 26 Mar 2 18:06 tty26
crw-rw---- 1 root tty 4, 27 Mar 2 18:06 tty27
crw-rw---- 1 root tty 4, 28 Mar 2 18:06 tty28
crw-rw---- 1 root tty 4, 29 Mar 2 18:06 tty29
crw------- 1 root root 4, 3 Mar 2 18:07 tty3
crw-rw---- 1 root tty 4, 30 Mar 2 18:06 tty30
crw-rw---- 1 root tty 4, 31 Mar 2 18:06 tty31
crw-rw---- 1 root tty 4, 32 Mar 2 18:06 tty32
crw-rw---- 1 root tty 4, 33 Mar 2 18:06 tty33
crw-rw---- 1 root tty 4, 34 Mar 2 18:06 tty34
crw-rw---- 1 root tty 4, 35 Mar 2 18:06 tty35
crw-rw---- 1 root tty 4, 36 Mar 2 18:06 tty36
crw-rw---- 1 root tty 4, 37 Mar 2 18:06 tty37
crw-rw---- 1 root tty 4, 38 Mar 2 18:06 tty38
crw-rw---- 1 root tty 4, 39 Mar 2 18:06 tty39
crw------- 1 root root 4, 4 Mar 2 18:07 tty4
crw-rw---- 1 root tty 4, 40 Mar 2 18:06 tty40
crw-rw---- 1 root tty 4, 41 Mar 2 18:06 tty41
crw-rw---- 1 root tty 4, 42 Mar 2 18:06 tty42
crw-rw---- 1 root tty 4, 43 Mar 2 18:06 tty43
crw-rw---- 1 root tty 4, 44 Mar 2 18:06 tty44
crw-rw---- 1 root tty 4, 45 Mar 2 18:06 tty45
crw-rw---- 1 root tty 4, 46 Mar 2 18:06 tty46
crw-rw---- 1 root tty 4, 47 Mar 2 18:06 tty47
crw-rw---- 1 root tty 4, 48 Mar 2 18:06 tty48
crw-rw---- 1 root tty 4, 49 Mar 2 18:06 tty49
crw------- 1 root root 4, 5 Mar 2 18:07 tty5
crw-rw---- 1 root tty 4, 50 Mar 2 18:06 tty50
crw-rw---- 1 root tty 4, 51 Mar 2 18:06 tty51
crw-rw---- 1 root tty 4, 52 Mar 2 18:06 tty52
crw-rw---- 1 root tty 4, 53 Mar 2 18:06 tty53
crw-rw---- 1 root tty 4, 54 Mar 2 18:06 tty54
crw-rw---- 1 root tty 4, 55 Mar 2 18:06 tty55
crw-rw---- 1 root tty 4, 56 Mar 2 18:06 tty56
crw-rw---- 1 root tty 4, 57 Mar 2 18:06 tty57
crw-rw---- 1 root tty 4, 58 Mar 2 18:06 tty58
crw-rw---- 1 root tty 4, 59 Mar 2 18:06 tty59
crw------- 1 root root 4, 6 Mar 2 18:07 tty6
crw-rw---- 1 root tty 4, 60 Mar 2 18:06 tty60
crw-rw---- 1 root tty 4, 61 Mar 2 18:06 tty61
crw-rw---- 1 root tty 4, 62 Mar 2 18:06 tty62
crw-rw---- 1 root tty 4, 63 Mar 2 18:06 tty63
crw-rw---- 1 root tty 4, 7 Mar 2 18:06 tty7
crw-rw---- 1 root tty 4, 8 Mar 2 18:06 tty8
crw-rw---- 1 asterisk tty 4, 9 Mar 2 18:07 tty9
crw-rw---- 1 root uucp 4, 64 Mar 2 18:06 ttyS0
crw-rw---- 1 root uucp 4, 65 Mar 2 18:06 ttyS1
crw-rw---- 1 root uucp 4, 66 Mar 2 18:06 ttyS2
crw-rw---- 1 root uucp 4, 67 Mar 2 18:06 ttyS3
cr--r--r-- 1 root root 1, 9 Mar 2 18:06 urandom
crw------- 1 root root 442, 0 Mar 2 18:06 usbdev1.1_ep00
crw------- 1 root root 442, 0 Mar 2 18:06 usbdev1.1_ep81
crw------- 1 root root 442, 1 Mar 2 18:06 usbdev1.2_ep00
crw------- 1 root root 442, 1 Mar 2 18:06 usbdev1.2_ep02
crw------- 1 root root 442, 1 Mar 2 18:06 usbdev1.2_ep86
crw------- 1 root root 442, 2048 Mar 2 18:06 usbdev2.1_ep00
crw------- 1 root root 442, 2048 Mar 2 18:06 usbdev2.1_ep81
crw------- 1 root root 442, 4096 Mar 2 18:06 usbdev3.1_ep00
crw------- 1 root root 442, 4096 Mar 2 18:06 usbdev3.1_ep81
crw------- 1 root root 442, 6144 Mar 2 18:06 usbdev4.1_ep00
crw------- 1 root root 442, 6144 Mar 2 18:06 usbdev4.1_ep81
crw------- 1 root root 442, 8192 Mar 2 18:06 usbdev5.1_ep00
crw------- 1 root root 442, 8192 Mar 2 18:06 usbdev5.1_ep81
crw------- 1 root root 442, 10240 Mar 2 18:06 usbdev6.1_ep00
crw------- 1 root root 442, 10240 Mar 2 18:06 usbdev6.1_ep81
crw------- 1 root root 442, 10241 Mar 2 18:06 usbdev6.2_ep00
crw------- 1 root root 442, 10241 Mar 2 18:06 usbdev6.2_ep81
crw------- 1 root root 442, 10241 Mar 2 18:06 usbdev6.2_ep82
crw------- 1 root root 442, 10242 Mar 2 18:06 usbdev6.3_ep00
crw------- 1 root root 442, 10242 Mar 2 18:06 usbdev6.3_ep81
crw------- 1 vcsa tty 7, 0 Mar 2 18:06 vcs
crw------- 1 vcsa tty 7, 1 Mar 2 18:06 vcs1
crw------- 1 vcsa tty 7, 2 Mar 2 18:07 vcs2
crw------- 1 vcsa tty 7, 3 Mar 2 18:07 vcs3
crw------- 1 vcsa tty 7, 4 Mar 2 18:07 vcs4
crw------- 1 vcsa tty 7, 5 Mar 2 18:07 vcs5
crw------- 1 vcsa tty 7, 6 Mar 2 18:07 vcs6
crw------- 1 vcsa tty 7, 9 Mar 2 18:07 vcs9
crw------- 1 vcsa tty 7, 128 Mar 2 18:06 vcsa
crw------- 1 vcsa tty 7, 129 Mar 2 18:06 vcsa1
crw------- 1 vcsa tty 7, 130 Mar 2 18:07 vcsa2
crw------- 1 vcsa tty 7, 131 Mar 2 18:07 vcsa3
crw------- 1 vcsa tty 7, 132 Mar 2 18:07 vcsa4
crw------- 1 vcsa tty 7, 133 Mar 2 18:07 vcsa5
crw------- 1 vcsa tty 7, 134 Mar 2 18:07 vcsa6
crw------- 1 vcsa tty 7, 137 Mar 2 18:07 vcsa9
drwx------ 2 root root 80 Mar 2 18:06 VolGroup00
crw------- 1 root root 242, 0 Mar 2 18:06 wanec
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 4 Mar 2 18:06 X0R -> null
crw-rw-rw- 1 root root 1, 5 Mar 2 18:06 zero
------

Any one with an idea kindly let me know how you managed to do it

Sam
 
Old 03-05-2010, 09:20 PM   #2
tommyttt
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What is the output of lsusb?

I don't use that distro but it should have a hardware info link, possibly under admin applications. Look there to find the tape drive. Also look at /dev/usb.

Give us that info and we'll try to be more helpful.
 
  


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