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Re: DDS-4 Tape Drive


I have now had a chance to look at the Server again.

my /etc/modprobe.conf file looks like this

alias eth0 8139too
alias scsi_hostadapter sata_via
alias scsi_hostadapter1 a100u2w
alias snd-card-0 snd-via82xx
install snd-via82xx /sbin/modprobe --ignore-install snd-via82xx &&
/usr/sbin/alsactl restore >/dev/null 2>&1 || :
remove snd-via82xx { /usr/sbin/alsactl store >/dev/null 2>&1 || : ; };
/sbin/modprobe -r --ignore-remove snd-via82xx
alias usb-controller ehci-hcd
alias usb-controller1 uhci-hcd

I ran modprobe scsi_hostadapter1 (it didn't work first time, I got a seg
It now works and has detected the HP drive!
The mt command is working on /dev/st0.

How do I get the module to load at boot time?



----- Original Message ----- 
From: "James Kaufman" <jmk kaufman eden-prairie mn us>
To: "For users of Fedora Core releases" <fedora-list redhat com>
Sent: Monday, June 21, 2004 11:57 AM
Subject: Re: DDS-4 Tape Drive

> On Mon, Jun 21, 2004 at 09:46:37AM +0100, dev wrote:
> > Hello
> >
> > I am attempting to get a file server up and running for a non-profit
org. We
> > chose Fedora because of the 2.6 kernel (for Serial ATA support).
> >
> > We have an internal HP DDS-4 Scsi Tape drive. I have no experience with
> > and don't know where to start to get this device to function. Can
> > please help me with the basics of where to look to troubleshoot, what
kind of
> > modules I might need to load etc. I can find very little through google
> > searching for info about this device with Linux.
> >
> > Any basic pointers as to where to start would be great.
> >
> > thanks
> >
> > Cyril
> >
> 1) Check the boot logs. If the tape drive is detected, you should see
something like
> st: Version 20040318, fixed bufsize 32768, s/g segs 256
> Attached scsi tape st0 at scsi0, channel 0, id 4, lun 0
> st0: try direct i/o: yes (alignment 512 B), max page reachable by HBA
> In the above example, the tape drive is on device 'st0'. Yours may differ.
> some research on the difference between the 'st0' and 'nst0' devices and
> you want to use each.
> 1a) If the tape drive is not detected, did you see the SCSI adapter load?
> will probably need an entry in /etc/modprobe.conf that identifies the type
> SCSI adapter. For example, if you have one of the popular Adaptec
> you should have an entry like "alias scsi_hostadapter aic7xxx". Substitute
> adapter name for the aic7xxx as appropriate.
> After defining the adapter, type 'modprobe scsi' as root. You should see
> SCSI adapter scan for attached devices and display the results. You can
> /proc/scsi/scsi' to review later.
> 2) Insert a tape and see what happens. Lights should come on the tape
drive and
> the tape will rewind.
> 3) Try the 'mt' command. This command gives you the ability to control the
> from the command line. Try erasing, rewinding, or the rewoffl command that
> rewinds and ejects the tape,
> If all that works, then select a backup method and start using it. I use
> extremely simple 'tob' program. Someone on the list is bound to recommend
> favorite utility.
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