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12/24 DAT on RedHat 9.0 in a PL 3000

David Lochhead
Frequent Advisor

12/24 DAT on RedHat 9.0 in a PL 3000

The drive is recognized as an HP C1537A . I keep getting a "no tape" message when I try to mount the tape. The device in hardware browser is mark as "/dev/st" . The tape works fine in Win 2000 ADV serv. Any ideas ??

Thanks
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Stuart Browne
Honored Contributor

Re: 12/24 DAT on RedHat 9.0 in a PL 3000

Ok. First, what do you mean "mount the tape" ?

If it means you are attempting to use a 'mount /dev/st0 /mnt' sort of command, then you cannot do this. Tapes cannot be mounted in this fashion.

What does '/proc/scsi/scsi' have listed in it?

What result do you get when you issue 'tape -f /dev/nst0 status' ?

Are you trying to read data from the tape, or write to it?

What commands have you tried?
One long-haired git at your service...
Stuart Browne
Honored Contributor

Re: 12/24 DAT on RedHat 9.0 in a PL 3000

err, make that command 'mt -f /dev/nst0 status'...

damn switching unicies continually *mumble*
One long-haired git at your service...
David Lochhead
Frequent Advisor

Re: 12/24 DAT on RedHat 9.0 in a PL 3000

Hi ,

I am using Kdat .

So far # mt -f /dev/st0 status
SCSI 2 Tape Drive
File Number=0 Block Number=0 Partition=0
Tape Block size 512 bytes Density code 0x25 (DDS-3)
Soft erro count since last status = 0
General status bits on (41010000) :
BOT ONLINE IM_REP_EN

I want to make a backup of the RH 8.0 install. This is to avoid the obscene downloading required as RH seems to think everyone has 4 hours to download and install updates .

Any help would be appreciated , this was originally to answer a customer's question on how to install RH 8.0 on a PL3000 (I work in Nepean) and I figured since I've already done the work I might as well fiqure out how to use it too :) SupPaq 6.4 is installed but my RILOE now says "access denied" when I try to log in through Mozilla

David Lochhead
Frequent Advisor

Re: 12/24 DAT on RedHat 9.0 in a PL 3000

My Stupid , I got to the KDAT manual where it says a second "format" is required. I then "formatted" and it is now seen . Thanks a bunch for pointing me in the right direction