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Re: Anyone used an Ecrix Autopak?



Perhaps you need to use mtx -f /dev/sgX load n  where /dev/sgX is the
generic scsi device for the tape changer, then mt -f to manipulate the
tape itself.

John


On Wed 08 Jun 2005 at 08:05, Chris St. Pierre (stpierre NebrWesleyan edu) wrote:
> I've got an Ecrix Autopak 1x15 tape drive hooked to a RHEL 3 box, but
> I can't seem to get it to work.  For instance:
> 
> # mt -f /dev/nst0 load
> /dev/nst0: Input/output error
> # mtx -f /dev/sg0 status
> mtx: Request Sense: Long Report=yes
> mtx: Request Sense: Valid Residual=no
> mtx: Request Sense: Error Code=70 (Current)
> mtx: Request Sense: Sense Key=Illegal Request
> mtx: Request Sense: FileMark=no
> mtx: Request Sense: EOM=no
> mtx: Request Sense: ILI=no
> mtx: Request Sense: Additional Sense Code = 20
> mtx: Request Sense: Additional Sense Qualifier = 00
> mtx: Request Sense: BPV=no
> mtx: Request Sense: Error in CDB=no
> mtx: Request Sense: SKSV=no
> READ ELEMENT STATUS Command Failed
> 
> An mtx inquiry also appears to return the wrong thing:
> 
> # mtx -f /dev/sg0 inquiry
> Product Type: Tape Drive
> Vendor ID: 'ECRIX   '
> Product ID: 'VXA-1           '
> Revision: '1100'
> Attached Changer: No
> 
> Of course, there *is* an attached changer, but there appears to be no
> device for it.
> 
> If I do `mt -f /dev/nst0 fsf` with a tape in the drive, it looks like
> it's going to work, but the autoloader eventually gives up and starts
> flashing yellow.  I found one other guy who had a similar problem, but
> no solution was posted to him, either:
> 
> http://www.flux.org/pipermail/linux/2002-June/008994.html
> 
> Anyone have any ideas?
> 
> Chris St. Pierre
> Unix Systems Administrator
> Nebraska Wesleyan University
> 
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