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LTO3 Ultrium not detected on RH using LSI Logic

 

LTO3 Ultrium not detected on RH using LSI Logic

Hi,
I have close to zero Linux experience. I have installed a LSI Logic dual channel SCSI adapter in order to connect two Ultrium LTO3 tape drives.
Problem is I can't see the tape drives.

After installing the adapter and during reboot on CTL C (adapter config) I can see the LTO drives. When the system boots I can see no sign of these drives.
When I run mt -f status I get the following:
[root@lnxndp20 root]# mt -f /dev/st0 status
/dev/st0: No such device

Any help would be graetly appreciated.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS release 3 (Taroon Update 9)
Kernel 2.4.21-57.ELsmp on an i686

lsmod output is as follows:
[root@lnxndp20 root]# lsmod
Module Size Used by Tainted: P
ide-cd 34016 0 (autoclean)
cdrom 32896 0 (autoclean) [ide-cd]
st 31556 0 (autoclean) (unused)
radeon 114628 1
audit 91520 2 (autoclean)
usbserial 23804 0 (autoclean) (unused)
lp 9156 0 (autoclean)
parport 38848 0 (autoclean) [lp]
e1000 106620 2
ipt_REJECT 4632 1 (autoclean)
ipt_state 1080 3 (autoclean)
ip_conntrack 29800 1 (autoclean) [ipt_state]
iptable_filter 2412 1 (autoclean)
ip_tables 16544 3 [ipt_REJECT ipt_state iptable_filter]
floppy 57520 0 (autoclean)
emcphr 9624 2
emcpmpap 104416 2
emcpmpaa 71776 2
emcpmpc 91520 2
emcpmp 58656 2
sg 37292 2 (autoclean)
emcp 546680 3 [emcphr emcpmpap emcpmpaa emcpmpc emcpmp]
emcpsf 6852 0 [emcpmpap emcp]
loop 12728 0 (autoclean)
lvm-mod 65600 0
keybdev 3080 0 (unused)
mousedev 5656 1
hid 22564 0 (unused)
input 6176 0 [keybdev mousedev hid]
ehci-hcd 20872 0 (unused)
usb-uhci 26860 0 (unused)
usbcore 81344 1 [usbserial hid ehci-hcd usb-uhci]
ext3 90440 3
jbd 55380 3 [ext3]
megaraid2 39112 2
qla2300 766492 3
diskdumplib 5260 0 [megaraid2 qla2300]
sd_mod 14256 9
scsi_mod 116140 6 [st emcpmpap emcpmpaa emcpmpc emcpmp sg emcp e
mcpsf megaraid2 qla2300 sd_mod]
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cat /proc/scsi/scsi returns:

[root@lnxndp20 root]# cat /proc/scsi/scsi
Attached devices:
Host: scsi0 Channel: 00 Id: 00 Lun: 00
Vendor: DGC Model: LUNZ Rev: 0226
Type: Direct-Access ANSI SCSI revision: 04
Host: scsi0 Channel: 00 Id: 01 Lun: 00
Vendor: DGC Model: RAID 5 Rev: 0226
Type: Direct-Access ANSI SCSI revision: 04
Host: scsi0 Channel: 00 Id: 02 Lun: 00
Vendor: DGC Model: RAID 5 Rev: 0226
Type: Direct-Access ANSI SCSI revision: 04
Host: scsi2 Channel: 00 Id: 00 Lun: 00
Vendor: MegaRAID Model: LD 0 RAID1 34G Rev: 513O
Type: Direct-Access ANSI SCSI revision: 02
Host: scsi2 Channel: 04 Id: 06 Lun: 00
Vendor: PE/PV Model: 1x6 SCSI BP Rev: 1.0
Type: Processor ANSI SCSI revision: 02

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Kind Regards
Graham
1 REPLY
Steven E. Protter
Exalted Contributor

Re: LTO3 Ultrium not detected on RH using LSI Logic

Shalom,

You may have used the wrong scsi card.

You need a Low voltage card that meets the specifications in the LTO manual from http://docs.hp.com

You may actually need an add in SCSI card for this one.

I ran into a similar issue with a rx3600 system in 2008 and had to use an add in card. The built in SCSI card simply could not present the drive properly to the system. Some kind of firmware idiosyncrasy.

I don't see any evidence the the LTO is detected so I think my experience may help you on this.

SEP

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