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I haveing a problem setting up my Freecom Tape drive (which is actually a HP C5683A) together with Adaptec AIC7 SCSI controller using redhat 9. Both card and drive are detected, but the drive is never attached to the scsi controller. I also have a CD Writer installed which uses scsi emulation, don't know whether this may be causing a problem. The tape drive and scsi controller previously worked fine with Windows XP so I dont think there is a hard ware fault. The result of cat /proc/scsi/scsi simply gives: Attached devices: Host: scsi0 Channel: 00 Id: 00 Lun: 00 ...

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  1. #1

    Default Problem with HP SCSI Tape Drive in Redhat 9

    I haveing a problem setting up my Freecom Tape drive (which is
    actually a HP C5683A) together with Adaptec AIC7 SCSI controller
    using redhat 9. Both card and drive are detected, but the drive is
    never attached to the scsi controller. I also have a CD Writer
    installed which uses scsi emulation, don't know whether this may be
    causing a problem. The tape drive and scsi controller previously
    worked fine with Windows XP so I dont think there is a hard ware
    fault.

    The result of cat /proc/scsi/scsi simply gives:
    Attached devices:
    Host: scsi0 Channel: 00 Id: 00 Lun: 00
    Vendor: HL-DT-ST Model: RW/DVD GCC-4320B Rev: 1.10
    Type: CD-ROM ANSI SCSI revision: 02

    indicating the CD-RW previously mentioned, but no tape drive.

    At the end of this post is the output from dmesg, which towards the
    end shows both adapter and drive being detected,but not attached. Not
    sure if the 'ahc_pci:5:9:0: Host Adapter Bios disabled. Using default
    SCSI device parameters' has anything to do with the problem.


    Incidently I saw a very similar post, but his drive simply started
    working after installing the Ximian desktop. I didn't have such luck
    :(

    Linux version 2.4.20-8 (devel.redhat.com) (gcc version
    3.2.2 20030222 (Red Hat Linux 3.2.2-5)) #1 Thu Mar 13 17:54:28 EST
    2003
    BIOS-provided physical RAM map:
    BIOS-e820: 0000000000000000 - 000000000009fc00 (usable)
    BIOS-e820: 000000000009fc00 - 00000000000a0000 (reserved)
    BIOS-e820: 00000000000e0000 - 0000000000100000 (reserved)
    BIOS-e820: 0000000000100000 - 000000001f7f0000 (usable)
    BIOS-e820: 000000001f7f0000 - 000000001f800000 (reserved)
    BIOS-e820: 00000000fec00000 - 0000000100000000 (reserved)
    0MB HIGHMEM available.
    503MB LOWMEM available.
    On node 0 totalpages: 129008
    zone(0): 4096 pages.
    zone(1): 124912 pages.
    zone(2): 0 pages.
    Kernel command line: ro root=LABEL=/ hdd=ide-scsi
    ide_setup: hdd=ide-scsi
    Initializing CPU#0
    Detected 1992.651 MHz processor.
    Console: colour VGA+ 80x25
    Calibrating delay loop... 3971.48 BogoMIPS
    Memory: 503272k/516032k available (1347k kernel code, 10196k reserved,
    999k data, 132k init, 0k highmem)
    Dentry cache hash table entries: 65536 (order: 7, 524288 bytes)
    Inode cache hash table entries: 32768 (order: 6, 262144 bytes)
    Mount cache hash table entries: 512 (order: 0, 4096 bytes)
    Buffer-cache hash table entries: 32768 (order: 5, 131072 bytes)
    Page-cache hash table entries: 131072 (order: 7, 524288 bytes)
    CPU: Trace cache: 12K uops, L1 D cache: 8K
    CPU: L2 cache: 512K
    Intel machine check architecture supported.
    Intel machine check reporting enabled on CPU#0.
    CPU: After generic, caps: bfebfbff 00000000 00000000 00000000
    CPU: Common caps: bfebfbff 00000000 00000000 00000000
    CPU: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.00GHz stepping 07
    Enabling fast FPU save and restore... done.
    Enabling unmasked SIMD FPU exception support... done.
    Checking 'hlt' instruction... OK.
    POSIX conformance testing by UNIFIX
    mtrr: v1.40 (20010327) Richard Gooch (csiro.au)
    mtrr: detected mtrr type: Intel
    PCI: PCI BIOS revision 2.20 entry at 0xeca9e, last bus=5
    PCI: Using configuration type 1
    PCI: Probing PCI hardware
    PCI: Ignoring BAR0-3 of IDE controller 00:1f.1
    Transparent bridge - Intel Corp. 82801BA/CA/DB PCI Bridge
    PCI: Using IRQ router PIIX [8086/24c0] at 00:1f.0
    isapnp: Scanning for PnP cards...
    isapnp: No Plug & Play device found
    Linux NET4.0 for Linux 2.4
    Based upon Swansea University Computer Society NET3.039
    Initializing RT netlink socket
    apm: BIOS not found.
    Starting kswapd
    VFS: Disk quotas vdquot_6.5.1
    pty: 2048 Unix98 ptys configured
    Serial driver version 5.05c (2001-07-08) with MANY_PORTS MULTIPORT
    SHARE_IRQ SERIAL_PCI ISAPNP enabled
    ttyS0 at 0x03f8 (irq = 4) is a 16550A
    Real Time Clock Driver v1.10e
    Floppy drive(s): fd0 is 1.44M
    FDC 0 is a post-1991 82077
    NET4: Frame Diverter 0.46
    RAMDISK driver initialized: 16 RAM disks of 4096K size 1024 blocksize
    Uniform Multi-Platform E-IDE driver Revision: 7.00beta-2.4
    ide: Assuming 33MHz system bus speed for PIO modes; override with
    idebus=xx
    ICH4: IDE controller at PCI slot 00:1f.1
    PCI: Enabling device 00:1f.1 (0005 -> 0007)
    PCI: Found IRQ 10 for device 00:1f.1
    PCI: Sharing IRQ 10 with 05:09.0
    ICH4: chipset revision 1
    ICH4: not 100% native mode: will probe irqs later
    ide0: BM-DMA at 0x24a0-0x24a7, BIOS settings: hda:DMA, hdb:pio
    ide1: BM-DMA at 0x24a8-0x24af, BIOS settings: hdc:DMA, hdd:DMA
    hda: WDC WD400EB-11CPF0, ATA DISK drive
    blk: queue c03c9f40, I/O limit 4095Mb (mask 0xffffffff)
    hdc: HL-DT-ST CD-ROM GCR-8480B, ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive
    hdd: HL-DT-ST RW/DVD GCC-4320B, ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive
    ide0 at 0x1f0-0x1f7,0x3f6 on irq 14
    ide1 at 0x170-0x177,0x376 on irq 15
    hda: task_no_data_intr: status=0x51 { DriveReady SeekComplete Error }
    hda: task_no_data_intr: error=0x04 { DriveStatusError }
    hda: 78165360 sectors (40021 MB) w/2048KiB Cache, CHS=5169/240/63,
    UDMA(100)
    ide-floppy driver 0.99.newide
    Partition check:
    hda: hda1 hda2 hda3
    ide-floppy driver 0.99.newide
    md: md driver 0.90.0 MAX_MD_DEVS=256, MD_SB_DISKS=27
    md: Autodetecting RAID arrays.
    md: autorun ...
    md: ... autorun DONE.
    NET4: Linux TCP/IP 1.0 for NET4.0
    IP Protocols: ICMP, UDP, TCP, IGMP
    IP: routing cache hash table of 4096 buckets, 32Kbytes
    TCP: Hash tables configured (established 32768 bind 65536)
    Linux IP multicast router 0.06 plus PIM-SM
    NET4: Unix domain sockets 1.0/SMP for Linux NET4.0.
    RAMDISK: Compressed image found at block 0
    Freeing initrd memory: 146k freed
    VFS: Mounted root (ext2 filesystem).
    Journalled Block Device driver loaded
    kjournald starting. Commit interval 5 seconds
    EXT3-fs: mounted filesystem with ordered data mode.
    Freeing unused kernel memory: 132k freed
    usb.c: registered new driver usbdevfs
    usb.c: registered new driver hub
    PCI: Found IRQ 11 for device 00:1d.7
    PCI: Setting latency timer of device 00:1d.7 to 64
    ehci-hcd 00:1d.7: Intel Corp. 82801DB USB EHCI Controller
    ehci-hcd 00:1d.7: irq 11, pci mem e0049000
    usb.c: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 1
    ehci-hcd 00:1d.7: enabled 64bit PCI DMA
    PCI: 00:1d.7 PCI cache line size set incorrectly (0 bytes) by BIOS/FW.
    PCI: 00:1d.7 PCI cache line size corrected to 128.
    ehci-hcd 00:1d.7: USB 2.0 enabled, EHCI 1.00, driver 2003-Jan-22
    hub.c: USB hub found
    hub.c: 6 ports detected
    usb-uhci.c: $Revision: 1.275 $ time 17:59:01 Mar 13 2003
    usb-uhci.c: High bandwidth mode enabled
    PCI: Found IRQ 11 for device 00:1d.0
    PCI: Sharing IRQ 11 with 00:02.0
    PCI: Setting latency timer of device 00:1d.0 to 64
    usb-uhci.c: USB UHCI at I/O 0x2440, IRQ 11
    usb-uhci.c: Detected 2 ports
    usb.c: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 2
    hub.c: USB hub found
    hub.c: 2 ports detected
    PCI: Found IRQ 5 for device 00:1d.1
    PCI: Setting latency timer of device 00:1d.1 to 64
    usb-uhci.c: USB UHCI at I/O 0x2460, IRQ 5
    usb-uhci.c: Detected 2 ports
    usb.c: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 3
    hub.c: USB hub found
    hub.c: 2 ports detected
    usb-uhci.c: v1.275:USB Universal Host Controller Interface driver
    usb.c: registered new driver hiddev
    usb.c: registered new driver hid
    hid-core.c: v1.8.1 Andreas Gal, Vojtech Pavlik <cz>
    hid-core.c: USB HID support drivers
    mice: PS/2 mouse device common for all mice
    EXT3 FS 2.4-0.9.19, 19 August 2002 on ide0(3,2), internal journal
    Adding Swap: 1043272k swap-space (priority -1)
    kjournald starting. Commit interval 5 seconds
    EXT3 FS 2.4-0.9.19, 19 August 2002 on ide0(3,1), internal journal
    EXT3-fs: mounted filesystem with ordered data mode.
    hdc: ATAPI 48X CD-ROM drive, 128kB Cache, DMA
    Uniform CD-ROM driver Revision: 3.12
    SCSI subsystem driver Revision: 1.00
    scsi0 : SCSI host adapter emulation for IDE ATAPI devices
    Vendor: HL-DT-ST Model: RW/DVD GCC-4320B Rev: 1.10
    Type: CD-ROM ANSI SCSI revision: 02
    parport0: PC-style at 0x378 (0x778) [PCSPP,TRISTATE]
    parport0: irq 7 detected
    PCI: Found IRQ 10 for device 05:09.0
    PCI: Sharing IRQ 10 with 00:1f.1
    ahc_pci:5:9:0: Host Adapter Bios disabled. Using default SCSI device
    parameters
    scsi1 : Adaptec AIC7 EISA/VLB/PCI SCSI HBA DRIVER, Rev 6.2.8
    <Adaptec 2902/04/10/15/20/30C SCSI adapter>
    aic7850: Single Channel A, SCSI Id=7, 3/253 SCBs

    blk: queue c2301e14, I/O limit 4095Mb (mask 0xffffffff)
    Vendor: HP Model: C5683A Rev: C111
    Type: Sequential-Access ANSI SCSI revision: 02
    blk: queue de7df014, I/O limit 4095Mb (mask 0xffffffff)
    scsi : 1 host left.
    Attached scsi CD-ROM sr0 at scsi0, channel 0, id 0, lun 0
    sr0: scsi3-mmc drive: 40x/40x writer cd/rw xa/form2 cdda tray
    ip_tables: (C) 2000-2002 Netfilter core team
    Intel(R) PRO/100 Network Driver - version 2.1.29-k2
    Copyright (c) 2002 Intel Corporation

    PCI: Found IRQ 5 for device 05:08.0
    e100: selftest OK.
    divert: allocating divert_blk for eth0
    e100: eth0: Intel(R) PRO/100 VE Network Connection
    Hardware receive checksums enabled

    ip_tables: (C) 2000-2002 Netfilter core team
    e100: eth0 NIC Link is Up 100 Mbps Full duplex
    parport0: PC-style at 0x378 (0x778) [PCSPP,TRISTATE]
    parport0: irq 7 detected
    lp0: using parport0 (polling).
    lp0: console ready
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  2. #2

    Default Re: Problem with HP SCSI Tape Drive in Redhat 9

    ["Followup-To:" header set to comp.os.linux.hardware.]
    On 15 Jan 2004 05:47:11 -0800, Stu staggered into the Black Sun and said: 

    Have you checked your cables and termination? What happens when you try
    to access /dev/st0 in any way? Has the st module been loaded?
     

    Nope.
     

    ....so at least the SCSI subsystem is partially working.

    [snip] 

    This isn't a good sign. What's ide-smart say about this disk?
     

    This may not be a good thing.
     

    Looks like your tape drive is being seen by something, since those last
    2 lines look a lot like a tape drive. What happens when you try to read
    or write to /dev/st0 ?

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  3. #3

    Default Re: Problem with HP SCSI Tape Drive in Redhat 9

    In comp.os.linux.setup Stu <co.uk> wrote: 

    Do you have the support for SCSI tape installed/loaded?

    Davide

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  4. #4

    Default Re: Problem with HP SCSI Tape Drive in Redhat 9

    I updated the aic7 driver to aic7-6.3.4 (got from
    http://people.freebsd.org/~gibbs/linux/) and now everything works
    fine.
    Stu Guest

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