[ILUG] Dell DAT Drive and Suse Linux Enterprise 9
steve at itx.ie
Fri Mar 11 08:42:07 GMT 2005
Thanks for your help -
Conor Wynne wrote:
>>I have put Suse Linux Enterprise 9 on a Dell 1420 Server (Xeon 2.8 w 2
>>SATA drives) and a PowerVault 100T DAT 72 drive running on an Adaptec
>>scsi adapter 39320.
>>The tape drive is not being identified by the OS. Does anyone have
>>experience using similar setup or any advice?
>1. Install "mtx"
>2. Use "tapeinfo" to identify each device: e.g.:
># tapeinfo -f /dev/sg0
>3. Is it see whatsoever?
>dmesg |grep scsi
>4. Assuming so, is there a tape in the library and it is in the first slot.
># mtx -f /dev/sg(x) load 1 0
>Substitute x with your library, actually, is it a library? If not then use
>mt -f /dev/st0 load
>mt -f /dev/st0 status
>tar -cvf /dev/st0 /some-directory
>What does cat /proc/scsi/scsi say?
>Do you have the aic7xxx driver loaded?
found out that the 39320 scsi device isn't supported properly by the
aic79xx driver. 39320 presents itself as a RAID device (w HostRaid) -and
RAID needs to be turned off somehow before the tape can be seen. After
goiing through bios settings with Dell technicians, we didn't find a way
to disable RAID.
I also note from an information page on the aic79xx
driver that the 39320 adapter isn't on the list of supported adapters.
Apparently this adapter is pretty new. The server ordered from dell was
originally specified with the 39160 adapter, which is supported, and
this one was substituted when server was delivered. Trying to find out
if there is a version of aic79xx that does support the 39320 adapter, or
if I can get a different adapter from Dell.
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