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Tape drive problems

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Tape drive problems


I have a HP Ultrium 960 and a LSI logic 20320IE SCSI card. I have downloaded the driver for scsi from LSI logic web site. I am using CentOS 5.

I have edited few lines in /etc/modprobe.conf and file looks now something like this

alias eth0 tg3
alias scsi_hostadapter1 sata_nv
alias scsi_hostadapter2 usb-storage
alias snd-card-0 snd-hda-intel
options snd-card-0 index=0
options snd-hda-intel index=0
remove snd-hda-intel { /usr/sbin/alsactl store 0 >/dev/null 2>&1 || : ; }; /sbin/modprobe -r --ignore-remove snd-hda-intel
alias scsi_hostadapter mptspi
alias scsi_hostadapter1 mptfc
alias scsi_hostadapter2 mptsas
alias scsi_hostadapter3 mptbase
alias scsi_hostadapter4 mptscsi
alias scsi_hostadapter5 mptscsih
alias scsi_hostadapter6 ata_piix

#sbin/lsmod | grep mpt
mptctl 116872 0
mptsas 87952 0
scsi_transport_sas 66753 1 mptsas
mptfc 53512 0
scsi_transport_fc 73929 1 mptfc
mptspi 54160 0
mptscsih 73216 3 mptsas,mptfc,mptspi
mptbase 123204 5 mptctl,mptsas,mptfc,mptspi,mptscsih
scsi_transport_spi 59841 1 mptspi
scsi_mod 196697 14 mptctl,scsi_dh,sr_mod,sg,usb_storage,mptsas,scsi_transport_sas,mptfc,scsi_transport_fc,mptspi,mptscsih,scsi_transport_spi,libata,sd_mod

I can see the status, eject using "mt" but I cannot read any thing from it.
Could anyone help me in this.

Thank You in advance.

Goran Koruga
Honored Contributor

Re: Tape drive problems


How are you reading from it?

Occasional Visitor

Re: Tape drive problems

using tar command.
I have if I have installed correct drivers for SCSI or not.
My scsi is LSI 20320IE and my linux kernel is
2.6.18-164.6.1.el5 ---- CentOS
Goran Koruga
Honored Contributor

Re: Tape drive problems

Did you write anything to it first?