I have Compaq DLT 35/70 in a Proliant DL380-G1 running Ubuntu 8.04 server. I want to use the tape drive but cannot find a straightforward step by step guide to installation.
The tape drive is installed and is detected by POST as SCSI 1, ID 6 , but the command dmesg | grep -i scsi returns this:-
[ 73.180498] SCSI subsystem initialized
[ 73.239221] scsi0 : pata_serverworks
[ 73.291042] scsi1 : pata_serverworks
[ 73.985442] scsi 0:0:0:0: CD-ROM COMPAQ CD-224E 9.0C PQ: 0 ANSI: 5
[ 74.531433] sr0: scsi3-mmc drive: 24x/24x xa/form2 cdda tray
[ 74.531602] sr 0:0:0:0: Attached scsi CD-ROM sr0
[ 74.544171] sr 0:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg0 type 5
no sign of the tape drive.
I have read Installing a DLT, SDLT, VS, LTO, or DAT Tape Drive Into a
Linux Operating System
and the first step, checking if st is loaded returns:-
description: SCSI tape (st) driver
author: Kai Makisara
vermagic: 2.6.24-16-server SMP mod_unload 686
parm: buffer_kbs:Default driver buffer size for fixed block mode (KB; 32) (int)
parm: max_sg_segs:Maximum number of scatter/gather segments to use (256) (int)
parm: try_direct_io:Try direct I/O between user buffer and tape drive (1) (int)
parm: try_rdio:Try direct read i/o when possible (int)
parm: try_wdio:Try direct write i/o when possible (int)
The document says that the device ID should be in there somewhere, but I can't see it.
The next step suggested is cat /proc/scsi/scsi but this only returns the CD-ROM:-
Host: scsi0 Channel: 00 Id: 00 Lun: 00
Vendor: COMPAQ Model: CD-224E Rev: 9.0C
Type: CD-ROM ANSI SCSI revision: 05
At this point I am stumped, can anyone take me through the steps?