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Old 08-10-2007, 05:59 PM   #1
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Mondoarchive won't recognize tape drive

I have done this many times on redhat 9.0, but it is my first time on fedoracore 4. I can see the device in dmesg so I'm pretty sure its there and is at st0 just as mondo recomends. Everytime I try it or a another device it says "---FATALERROR--- Unable to open tape device. If you haven't specified it with -d, do so. If you already have, check your parameter. I think it's wrong."

I'm lost it is there!

dmesg output:

scsi0 : Adaptec AIC7XXX EISA/VLB/PCI SCSI HBA DRIVER, Rev 6.2.36
<Adaptec 3960D Ultra160 SCSI adapter>
aic7899: Ultra160 Wide Channel A, SCSI Id=7, 32/253 SCBs

input: AT Translated Set 2 keyboard on isa0060/serio0
logips2pp: Detected unknown logitech mouse model 86
input: ImExPS/2 Logitech Explorer Mouse on isa0060/serio1
Vendor: IBM Model: DNES-318350 Rev: SA30
Type: Direct-Access ANSI SCSI revision: 03
scsi0:A:0:0: Tagged Queuing enabled. Depth 4
target0:0:0: Beginning Domain Validation
target0:0:0: Domain Validation skipping write tests
(scsi0:A:0): 20.000MB/s transfers (20.000MHz, offset 31)
target0:0:0: Ending Domain Validation
SCSI device sda: 35843670 512-byte hdwr sectors (18352 MB)
SCSI device sda: drive cache: write back
SCSI device sda: 35843670 512-byte hdwr sectors (18352 MB)
SCSI device sda: drive cache: write back
sda: sda1 sda2
Attached scsi disk sda at scsi0, channel 0, id 0, lun 0
scsi1 : Adaptec AIC7XXX EISA/VLB/PCI SCSI HBA DRIVER, Rev 6.2.36
<Adaptec 3960D Ultra160 SCSI adapter>
aic7899: Ultra160 Wide Channel B, SCSI Id=7, 32/253 SCBs

Vendor: SONY Model: SDT-10000 Rev: 0110
Type: Sequential-Access ANSI SCSI revision: 02

target1:0:5: Beginning Domain Validation
(scsi1:A:5): 6.600MB/s transfers (16bit)
target1:0:5: Domain Validation skipping write tests
(scsi1:A:5): 40.000MB/s transfers (20.000MHz, offset 15, 16bit)
target1:0:5: Ending Domain Validation
libata version 1.10 loaded.
sata_nv version 0.6
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LFID] enabled at IRQ 5
PCI: setting IRQ 5 as level-triggered
ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:0a.0[A] -> Link [LFID] -> GSI 5 (level, low) -> IRQ 5
PCI: Setting latency timer of device 0000:00:0a.0 to 64
ata1: SATA max UDMA/133 cmd 0x9F0 ctl 0xBF2 bmdma 0xDC00 irq 5
ata2: SATA max UDMA/133 cmd 0x970 ctl 0xB72 bmdma 0xDC08 irq 5
ata1: no device found (phy stat 00000000)
scsi2 : sata_nv
ata2: no device found (phy stat 00000000)
scsi3 : sata_nv
device-mapper: 4.4.0-ioctl (2005-01-12) initialised:
kjournald starting. Commit interval 5 seconds
EXT3-fs: mounted filesystem with ordered data mode.
SELinux: Disabled at runtime.
SELinux: Unregistering netfilter hooks
st: Version 20050312, fixed bufsize 32768, s/g segs 256
Attached scsi tape st0 at scsi1, channel 0, id 5, lun 0
st0: try direct i/o: yes (alignment 512 B), max page reachable by HBA 1048575

Floppy drive(s): fd0 is 1.44M
FDC 0 is a post-1991 82077

st0: Block limits 1 - 16777215 bytes.
Old 08-10-2007, 07:41 PM   #2
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You can diagnose SCSI tape device mapping using the mt command. mt stands for magnetic tape. mt also works on IDE tape drives. If you haven't installed the mt command then do so. It is very useful for working with tape drives.

Then put a tape into the tape drive and enter the following command.
mt -f /dev/st0 retension
That should cause the tape drive to wind the tape to the end and then to rewind it to the beginning. This is a good thing to do from time to time to prevent the tape from sticking to itself near the end of the tape. Of course the point of doing this is to test whether the tape drive will respond to commands sent to /dev/st0. Write back and let us know the result.

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