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Jeffrey Thompson wrote: > I have recently upgrade to RedHat 9.0 and my tape drive has stopped > working. > > I have a HP Model: C5683A Rev: C908 tape drive plugged into a Adaptec > 2940 Ultra SCSI adapter. The HP C5683A/Adaptec 2940 combo was working > fine in RedHat 7.3 on an older Dell Dimension PIII 450Mhz system. > > Now when RedHat boots up it reports finding both tape and SCSI adapter > but doesn't "Attach" a device to it (for some reason!). > > If anyone can give me a pointer to be able to mount ...

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    Default Re: RedHat 9 Problem Finding HP SCSI Tape Drive

    Jeffrey Thompson wrote:
    > I have recently upgrade to RedHat 9.0 and my tape drive has stopped
    > working.
    >
    > I have a HP Model: C5683A Rev: C908 tape drive plugged into a Adaptec
    > 2940 Ultra SCSI adapter. The HP C5683A/Adaptec 2940 combo was working
    > fine in RedHat 7.3 on an older Dell Dimension PIII 450Mhz system.
    >
    > Now when RedHat boots up it reports finding both tape and SCSI adapter
    > but doesn't "Attach" a device to it (for some reason!).
    >
    > If anyone can give me a pointer to be able to mount the tape drive
    > that would be great.
    >
    > I've tried: mt -f /dev/nst0 status
    > and all of the other /dev/st* and /dev/nst* devices and they all say
    > something like: /dev/st0: No such device
    You don't mount a tape drive you write and/or read from it.

    mt -f /dev/st0 status is correct.

    Find out which device it is connected to.

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    David <thunderbolt01netscape.net> wrote in message news:<vGPYa.64796$cF.21630rwcrnsc53>...
    > You don't mount a tape drive you write and/or read from it.
    >
    > mt -f /dev/st0 status is correct.
    >
    > Find out which device it is connected to
    Yes my mistake. What I was telling you is: I tried 'mt -f DEVICE
    status' where DEVICE was all possible scsi devices. The point is: for
    some reason the HP SCSI tape drive is being found at bootup time but
    not "Attached" to a SCSI device.
    Jeffrey Thompson Guest

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    Jeffrey Thompson wrote:
    > David <thunderbolt01netscape.net> wrote in message news:<vGPYa.64796$cF.21630rwcrnsc53>...
    >
    >>You don't mount a tape drive you write and/or read from it.
    >>
    >>mt -f /dev/st0 status is correct.
    >>
    >>Find out which device it is connected to
    >
    >
    > Yes my mistake. What I was telling you is: I tried 'mt -f DEVICE
    > status' where DEVICE was all possible scsi devices. The point is: for
    > some reason the HP SCSI tape drive is being found at bootup time but
    > not "Attached" to a SCSI device.
    Ok Try this to see if it will show the tape drive.

    cdrecord --scanbus

    It should show something similar to this:

    cdrecord --scanbus
    Cdrecord 2.0 (i686-pc-linux-gnu) Copyright (C) 1995-2002 J?rg
    Schilling
    Linux sg driver version: 3.1.25
    Using libscg version 'schily-0.7'
    scsibus0:
    0,0,0 0) 'SEAGATE ' 'ST336706LW ' '010A' Disk
    0,1,0 1) 'SEAGATE ' 'ST39173LW ' '5702' Disk
    0,2,0 2) *
    0,3,0 3) 'YAMAHA ' 'CRW8824S ' '1.00' Removable CD-ROM
    0,4,0 4) 'Seagate ' 'STT8000N ' '3.22' Removable Tape
    0,5,0 5) *
    0,6,0 6) *
    0,7,0 7) *

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    David Guest

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    Default Re: RedHat 9 Problem Finding HP SCSI Tape Drive

    I'm not sure why but now my tape drive is working on /dev/st0. The
    only thing I did was install the Ximian Desktop Versin 2 (if you
    haven't seen it you really do need to check it out at
    [url]http://www.ximian.com/products/desktop/[/url] It's a free (400 meg!)
    download. Thanks for your helpful suggestions.
    Jeffrey Thompson Guest

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