[Wlug] SCSI Tape Drive Question
Theo Van Dinter
Thu, 31 May 2001 12:51:16 -0400
On Wed, May 30, 2001 at 03:50:23PM -0400, Marc Hughes wrote:
> 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".
What happens if you cat /proc/scsi/scsi? I get something like the following:
> cat /proc/scsi/scsi
Host: scsi0 Channel: 00 Id: 00 Lun: 00
Vendor: SEAGATE Model: ST15150W Rev: 0023
Type: Direct-Access ANSI SCSI revision: 02
Host: scsi0 Channel: 00 Id: 02 Lun: 00
Vendor: HP Model: C1533A Rev: 9503
Type: Sequential-Access ANSI SCSI revision: 02
This at least lets you know if the system sees the thing. The next question
is: does your kernel have SCSI tape support? Cat /proc/devices, do you see
> cat devices
Is /dev/st0 correct (ie: major 9, minor 0)?:
> ls -la /dev/st0
crw-rw---- 1 root disk 9, 0 Oct 23 1999 /dev/st0
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