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Re: Anyone used an Ecrix Autopak?



That doesn't work, either.  All of the mtx commands give the same
error as `mtx -f /dev/sg0 status` (below), including load.

Chris St. Pierre
Unix Systems Administrator
Nebraska Wesleyan University
402.465.7549

On Wed, 8 Jun 2005, John O'Loughlin wrote:

>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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