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Using a tape drive on internal SCSI port

Ayman Altounji
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Using a tape drive on internal SCSI port

I tried to use a 12/24 internal tape drive an a Proliant ML370 with Integrated Smart Array controller.
OS: Linux Kernel v. 2.4.2
on startup the tape drive is detected by the bios but not useable under linux.
any help welcome

koppi
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Ayman Altounji
Valued Contributor

Re: Using a tape drive on internal SCSI port

I have got exactly the same Problem. I suppose ist has something to do with the Intergrated Raid kontroller. One of the NCR kontroller with an Extension Card is the Raid kontroller !?
Ayman Altounji
Valued Contributor

Re: Using a tape drive on internal SCSI port

The Integrated Array Controller supports single LUN devices on port 1 (single DAT and DLT drives) provided the operating system driver supports the use of those devices.

Linux does not support the use of tape drives on port 1 of the Integrated Array Controller. If you wish to use the tape drive, you will either need to use a different array controller with the hard drives and remove the Integrated Array Controller or use a slotted SCSI controller for the tape drive.