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Old 06-29-2005, 09:03 AM   #1
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Question Locating tape drive


I am running Slackware 10.1 on an older Gateway 7400 server. I think the tape drive may be a Seagate but I am not sure. It takes Travan 10GB/20GB tapes, if that helps. My question is: How do I find out where the drive is located? The default location in KDE's backup utility is not it...
 
Old 06-29-2005, 09:12 AM   #2
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Look through dmesg output, see if there are relevant infos
 
Old 06-29-2005, 09:30 AM   #3
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Checked that, nothing.

In case you want to verify, here's a copy of it:

Code:
Linux version 2.4.29 (root@midas) (gcc version 3.3.4) #2 Thu Jan 20 16:20:24 PST 2005
BIOS-provided physical RAM map:
 BIOS-e820: 0000000000000000 - 000000000009fc00 (usable)
 BIOS-e820: 000000000009fc00 - 00000000000a0000 (reserved)
 BIOS-e820: 00000000000e0000 - 0000000000100000 (reserved)
 BIOS-e820: 0000000000100000 - 000000001fff0000 (usable)
 BIOS-e820: 000000001fff0000 - 000000001ffff000 (ACPI data)
 BIOS-e820: 000000001ffff000 - 0000000020000000 (ACPI NVS)
 BIOS-e820: 00000000fec00000 - 00000000fec02000 (reserved)
 BIOS-e820: 00000000fee00000 - 00000000fee01000 (reserved)
 BIOS-e820: 00000000fff80000 - 0000000100000000 (reserved)
511MB LOWMEM available.
On node 0 totalpages: 131056
zone(0): 4096 pages.
zone(1): 126960 pages.
zone(2): 0 pages.
Kernel command line: BOOT_IMAGE=Linux ro root=801
Initializing CPU#0
Detected 933.400 MHz processor.
Console: colour dummy device 80x25
Calibrating delay loop... 1861.22 BogoMIPS
Memory: 514964k/524224k available (2130k kernel code, 8872k reserved, 685k data, 124k init, 0k highmem)
Dentry cache hash table entries: 65536 (order: 7, 524288 bytes)
Inode cache hash table entries: 32768 (order: 6, 262144 bytes)
Mount cache hash table entries: 512 (order: 0, 4096 bytes)
Buffer cache hash table entries: 32768 (order: 5, 131072 bytes)
Page-cache hash table entries: 131072 (order: 7, 524288 bytes)
CPU: L1 I cache: 16K, L1 D cache: 16K
CPU: L2 cache: 256K
CPU serial number disabled.
CPU:     After generic, caps: 0383fbff 00000000 00000000 00000000
CPU:             Common caps: 0383fbff 00000000 00000000 00000000
CPU: Intel Pentium III (Coppermine) stepping 06
Enabling fast FPU save and restore... done.
Enabling unmasked SIMD FPU exception support... done.
Checking 'hlt' instruction... OK.
POSIX conformance testing by UNIFIX
mtrr: v1.40 (20010327) Richard Gooch (rgooch@atnf.csiro.au)
mtrr: detected mtrr type: Intel
PCI: PCI BIOS revision 2.10 entry at 0xfdbb1, last bus=2
PCI: Using configuration type 1
PCI: Probing PCI hardware
PCI: Probing PCI hardware (bus 00)
PCI: Discovered primary peer bus 02 [IRQ]
PCI: Using IRQ router default [1166/0009] at 00:00.0
PCI: Cannot allocate resource region 0 of device 00:0f.2
Linux NET4.0 for Linux 2.4
Based upon Swansea University Computer Society NET3.039
Initializing RT netlink socket
Starting kswapd
VFS: Disk quotas vdquot_6.5.1
Journalled Block Device driver loaded
vesafb: framebuffer at 0xfd000000, mapped to 0xe080d000, size 1536k
vesafb: mode is 1024x768x8, linelength=1024, pages=4
vesafb: protected mode interface info at c000:4a66
vesafb: scrolling: redraw
Console: switching to colour frame buffer device 128x48
fb0: VESA VGA frame buffer device
pty: 512 Unix98 ptys configured
Serial driver version 5.05c (2001-07-08) with HUB-6 MANY_PORTS MULTIPORT SHARE_IRQ SERIAL_PCI enabled
ttyS00 at 0x03f8 (irq = 4) is a 16550A
ttyS01 at 0x02f8 (irq = 3) is a 16550A
Real Time Clock Driver v1.10f
Floppy drive(s): fd0 is 1.44M
FDC 0 is a National Semiconductor PC87306
RAMDISK driver initialized: 16 RAM disks of 7777K size 1024 blocksize
loop: loaded (max 8 devices)
Uniform Multi-Platform E-IDE driver Revision: 7.00beta4-2.4
ide: Assuming 33MHz system bus speed for PIO modes; override with idebus=xx
SvrWks OSB4: IDE controller at PCI slot 00:0f.1
SvrWks OSB4: chipset revision 0
SvrWks OSB4: not 100% native mode: will probe irqs later
    ide0: BM-DMA at 0xffa0-0xffa7, BIOS settings: hda:DMA, hdb:pio
    ide1: BM-DMA at 0xffa8-0xffaf, BIOS settings: hdc:DMA, hdd:pio
hda: IOMEGA ZIP 250 ATAPI, ATAPI FLOPPY drive
hdc: MATSHITA CR-594, ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive
ide0 at 0x1f0-0x1f7,0x3f6 on irq 14
ide1 at 0x170-0x177,0x376 on irq 15
hdc: attached ide-cdrom driver.
hdc: ATAPI 48X CD-ROM drive, 128kB Cache, (U)DMA
Uniform CD-ROM driver Revision: 3.12
hda: attached ide-floppy driver.
hda: No disk in drive
hda: 0kB, 0/64/32 CHS, 4096 kBps, 512 sector size, 2941 rpm
SCSI subsystem driver Revision: 1.00
Loading Adaptec I2O RAID: Version 2.4 Build 5
Detecting Adaptec I2O RAID controllers...
Adaptec I2O RAID controller 0 at e098e000 size=100000 irq=10
dpti: If you have a lot of devices this could take a few minutes.
dpti0: Reading the hardware resource table.
TID 008  Vendor: ADAPTEC      Device: AIC-7899     Rev: 00000001
TID 517  Vendor: ADAPTEC      Device: RAID-1       Rev: 370F
scsi0 : Vendor: Adaptec  Model: 2100S            FW:370F
  Vendor: ADAPTEC   Model: RAID-1            Rev: 370F
  Type:   Direct-Access                      ANSI SCSI revision: 02
Red Hat/Adaptec aacraid driver (1.1-3 Jan 20 2005 16:18:15)
Attached scsi disk sda at scsi0, channel 0, id 0, lun 0
SCSI device sda: 71770112 512-byte hdwr sectors (36746 MB)
Partition check:
 sda: sda1 sda2
md: linear personality registered as nr 1
md: raid0 personality registered as nr 2
md: raid1 personality registered as nr 3
md: raid5 personality registered as nr 4
raid5: measuring checksumming speed
   8regs     :  1545.600 MB/sec
   32regs    :   889.200 MB/sec
   pIII_sse  :  1883.600 MB/sec
   pII_mmx   :  2114.000 MB/sec
   p5_mmx    :  2206.400 MB/sec
raid5: using function: pIII_sse (1883.600 MB/sec)
md: md driver 0.90.0 MAX_MD_DEVS=256, MD_SB_DISKS=27
md: Autodetecting RAID arrays.
md: autorun ...
md: ... autorun DONE.
LVM version 1.0.8(17/11/2003)
Initializing Cryptographic API
NET4: Linux TCP/IP 1.0 for NET4.0
IP Protocols: ICMP, UDP, TCP, IGMP
IP: routing cache hash table of 4096 buckets, 32Kbytes
TCP: Hash tables configured (established 32768 bind 65536)
Linux IP multicast router 0.06 plus PIM-SM
NET4: Unix domain sockets 1.0/SMP for Linux NET4.0.
FAT: bogus logical sector size 0
UMSDOS: msdos_read_super failed, mount aborted.
FAT: bogus logical sector size 0
FAT: bogus logical sector size 0
reiserfs: found format "3.6" with standard journal
reiserfs: checking transaction log (device sd(8,1)) ...
for (sd(8,1))
sd(8,1):Using r5 hash to sort names
VFS: Mounted root (reiserfs filesystem) readonly.
Freeing unused kernel memory: 124k freed
Adding Swap: 1694848k swap-space (priority -1)
Linux agpgart interface v0.99 (c) Jeff Hartmann
agpgart: Maximum main memory to use for agp memory: 439M
agpgart: unable to determine aperture size.
scsi2 : SCSI host adapter emulation for IDE ATAPI devices
 
Old 06-29-2005, 09:41 AM   #4
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Did you open the case and see if it is connected as SCSI or as IDE ?
Also when you start the computer, does the tape drive make some
noise, do you feel it's working ?
 
Old 06-29-2005, 09:50 AM   #5
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my scsi tape drives come through as /dev/nst*
 
Old 06-29-2005, 10:08 AM   #6
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I opened up the case and it is a SCSI drive.

It is connected to the onboard LSI SCSI. My HDDs are connected to an Adaptec PCI SCSI RAID card. Perhaps that is part of the problem? The onboard SCSI isn't recognized?

Edit: It is powered up. When I put a tape in I can hear it start doing stuff to it.

Last edited by Rax; 06-29-2005 at 10:11 AM.
 
Old 06-29-2005, 10:13 AM   #7
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Maybe, this line from your dmesg seems suspect :
Quote:
PCI: Cannot allocate resource region 0 of device 00:0f.2
Try eventually : /sbin/lspci | grep 00:0f.2
to find out the 00:0f.2 adress and the associed hardware
 
Old 06-29-2005, 10:31 AM   #8
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It's a USB controller

Edit:

lspci does show the onboard SCSI controller:

Code:
02:05.0 SCSI storage controller: LSI Logic / Symbios Logic 53c1010 Ultra3 SCSI Adapter (rev 01)
02:05.1 SCSI storage controller: LSI Logic / Symbios Logic 53c1010 Ultra3 SCSI Adapter (rev 01)

Last edited by Rax; 06-29-2005 at 10:32 AM.
 
Old 06-29-2005, 10:43 AM   #9
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Maybe a hint from http://www.linuxquestions.org/hcl/sh...cat=298&page=1

Is the sym53c8xx shown with lsmod ?
If not, try to modprobe it : /sbin/modprobe sym53c8xx
And see dmesg output
 
Old 06-29-2005, 10:54 AM   #10
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Oh snap! That was it.
Code:
Attached scsi tape st0 at scsi3, channel 0, id 2, lun 0
Added it to rc.modules also =D

Thanks a bunch man.
 
  


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