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Install Sony SCSI SDT-9000 Tape driver

Posted: 2005/10/17 17:43:32
by laurent
Hello

I want to install the SDT 9000 Tape in my new Centos 4.2
Centos didn't reconyze the Tape
How can i do for that ?

Thank you for your help

Install Sony SCSI SDT-9000 Tape driver

Posted: 2005/10/18 07:54:48
by arrfab
When you say that CentOS didn't recognize your DAT Drive, do you mean that you don't have any entries regarding this tape drive in your /var/log/messages ?
And what about your Scsi Adapter ? Can you see your DAT Drive in your host adapter bios ? Is your dat drive configured (good scsi id, etc ....) and well terminated ?
What is the result of cat /proc/scsi/scsi ?

Re: Install Sony SCSI SDT-9000 Tape driver

Posted: 2005/10/31 09:57:53
by laurent
Yes, i didn't have any thing in /var/log/messages
and no thing with dmesg or with cat /proc/scsi/scsi
In this Box, i have a dual boot , and when i boot with Windows , i have the Scsi Tape Reconized , and i can use it !
So, i think that the DAT Drive is well configuired (Bios ... )
But i can not see it in Linux :(
Kudzu is up ....


Thank you for your Help.

Re: Install Sony SCSI SDT-9000 Tape driver

Posted: 2005/10/31 14:22:31
by arrfab
What is your scsi adapter ?
Do you see your adapter in Linux ?
What's the result of lspci ? of lsmod ?
I'm afraid that your scsi adapter module is not loaded under linux ...

Re: Install Sony SCSI SDT-9000 Tape driver

Posted: 2005/11/02 07:01:01
by laurent
How can i do that ?
>What is your scsi adapter ?
>Do you see your adapter in Linux ?


For lsmod ...
lsmod | grep scsi , donne :
scsi_transport_spi 13761 0
ide_scsi 16713 0
scsi_mod 121293 7 sd_mod,scsi_transport_spi,cciss,aic7xxx,st,ide_scsi,sg

Thanks

Re: Install Sony SCSI SDT-9000 Tape driver

Posted: 2005/11/02 10:28:51
by arrfab
It seems you have an Adaptec SCSI Card (i see module aic7xxx loaded) and i see also that you're working on a HP/Compaq proliant machine (HP/Compaq Smart Array module cciss is loaded also ..)
I had problems with my aic7xxx module (it freezed the CentOS 4.0 install) but that was related to an old bios/rompaq ...
I upgraded my bios and my scsi card firmware, and it works now without a problem .... (i have a DLT8000 connected to this Adaptec card).
I suppose that when you boot your server, Adaptec bios sees the DAT drive ...
Maybe try first to upgrade your bios and see after ... (Note that on my personal server, it worked with Fedora Core 1, but not anymore with CentOS 4.0 without upgrading my bios/firmware ...)
After that, boot your CentOS linux and issue the command cat /proc/scsi/scsi and your tape device should be listed ....

Re: Install Sony SCSI SDT-9000 Tape driver

Posted: 2005/11/02 12:19:32
by laurent
Ok thank you, i w'll try next week , i can't reboot the server now to upgrade the Bios

this is the result of lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82845 845 (Brookdale) Chipset Host Bridge (rev 04)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82845 845 (Brookdale) Chipset AGP Bridge (rev 04)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge (rev 05)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801BA ISA Bridge (LPC) (rev 05)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801BA IDE U100 (rev 05)
00:1f.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801BA/BAM USB (Hub #1) (rev 05)
00:1f.4 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801BA/BAM USB (Hub #2) (rev 05)
00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801BA/BAM AC'97 Audio (rev 05)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Rage 128 PF/PRO AGP 4x TMDS
02:09.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8029(AS)
02:0a.0 Ethernet controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT6102 [Rhine-II] (rev 42)
02:0c.0 RAID bus controller: Silicon Image, Inc. PCI0680 Ultra ATA-133 Host Controller (rev 02)