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Linux 2.1 DL380 G3 20/40 DAT Drive Installation

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Linux 2.1 DL380 G3 20/40 DAT Drive Installation

Hi,

Can anyone tell me how to get my HP 20/40 Hotswappable DAT Drive to work with my Linux 2.1 AS server installation on my DL380 G3?

I get /dev/tape -- no such device. The DAT is recognized by the SCSI controller on boot up. Linux just does not seem to install the device.

Thanks, Jeff.

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Bill Wood_3
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Re: Linux 2.1 DL380 G3 20/40 DAT Drive Installation

Assuming that your are using the 5i+ or another array controller that uses cciss, put the following script (in a file called compaq_cciss_scsi) in /etc/rc.d/init.d:

for x in /proc/driver/cciss/cciss[0-9]*
do
echo "engage scsi" > $x
done

The echo command will engage the cciss scsi support and the script will keep the setup going across reboots.

Re: Linux 2.1 DL380 G3 20/40 DAT Drive Installation

thanks