I've installed fedora core 1 and everything works fine.
Today I've added an adaptec AH2904 SCSI card with an attached external DEC TZ87 DLT tape drive.
During the reboot the operating system told me that a new scsi controller was detected and the drivers loaded.
The scsi card and the tape drive seems to be installed correctly, but the tape drive doesn't work.
When I try mt -f /dev/st0 status I get
"No such device or address".
So I checked the following things:
- in lsmod output I can see the lines for st and scsi_mod
- the file /proc/scsi/scsi is empty
- in dmesg output I can see:
ahc_pci:0:12:0: Host Adapter Bios disabled. Using default SCSI device parameters
scsi0 : Adaptec AIC7XXX EISA/VLB/PCI SCSI HBA DRIVER, Rev 6.2.36
<Adaptec 2902/04/10/15/20C/30C SCSI adapter>
aic7850: Single Channel A, SCSI Id=7, 3/253 SCBs
blk: queue cd289c14, I/O limit 4095Mb (mask 0xffffffff)
(scsi0:A:5): 5.000MB/s transfers (5.000MHz, offset 15)
Vendor: DEC Model: TZ87 (C) DEC Rev: 9514
Type: Sequential-Access ANSI SCSI revision: 02
blk: queue cf378e14, I/O limit 4095Mb (mask 0xffffffff)
st: Version 20030406, bufsize 32768, max init. bufs 4, s/g segs 16
Attached scsi tape st0 at scsi0, channel 0, id 5, lun 0
st0: Block limits 1 - 16777215 bytes.
scsi : 0 hosts left.