[Wlug] SCSI Tape Drive Question

Marc Hughes hughesm@tomsnyder.com
30 May 2001 15:50:23 -0400

We have a kicking VA Linux 4450 server with a VXA-V17 tape drive in it.
Unfortunatly the tape drive isn't seen by linux.  

It shows up in the scsi bios utilities.  There is no mention of a tape
drive in dmesg or /var/log/messages after bootup, and it doesn't work
when you try something like "mt -f /dev/st0 status".  

The drive is on scsi channel B, does that make a difference?  Is there
some way to scan the scsi bus manually?  I checked /proc/config.gz and
tape drive support is built in.

Any ideas, suggestions?