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Tape Drive Driver

Tamer Shaalan
Regular Advisor

Tape Drive Driver

Hi all professionals;

I need the driver of HP c1533A Tape Drive for Red Hat Linux 9.0 (kernel 2.4.20-8) with architecture i686.

Thanks in Advance.

Tamer.
Success is a journey, not a destination
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Jeroen Peereboom
Honored Contributor
Tamer Shaalan
Regular Advisor

Re: Tape Drive Driver

Dear JP,

yes, I tried this but when downloading the file, gives error ( file doesn't exist). It seems it had been removed from HP site although I know HP reserve drivers at its site for too long time.

Thank you anyway.

Tamer.
Success is a journey, not a destination
Jeroen Peereboom
Honored Contributor

Re: Tape Drive Driver

Well,

I have no problem downloading it at this moment...
It consists of 2 files, install_hpltt and ltt-3.4.1.0-1.i386.rpm ...

JP.
Stuart Browne
Honored Contributor

Re: Tape Drive Driver

Actually, I'm wondering why you feel the need for drivers at all.

It's a DDS2 tape drive. I'm assuming on a SCSI bus ('cause that's the only place it can go).

If the tape is being picked up by the BIOS, then the OS should pick it up as well (assuming the SCSI card is supported).

What does the contents of '/proc/scsi/scsi' say?
What does the output of 'lsmod' report? Does it list the 'st' module?
One long-haired git at your service...
Runar Jørgensen
Frequent Advisor

Re: Tape Drive Driver

I've had similar problem. Please check the following thread:
http://forums1.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/questionanswer.do?threadId=581109

You will need to load a device driver for your SCSI card. I'm loading aic7xxx:

sg 33828 1 (autoclean)
st 29236 0
aic7xxx 121984 1
sd_mod 12896 0 (unused)
scsi_mod 106112 4 [sg st aic7xxx sd_mod]

I've tried without loading aic7xxx, but it wouldn't work. I could probably do without the sd_mod, but it's automagically loaded from dependency in /lib/modules/*/modules.dep. You need to examine your /etc/modules.conf and modules.dep.

Regards,
Runar Jørgens