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can't see tape drive on new solaris 8 (x86) install

Oskar Teran
Frequent Advisor

can't see tape drive on new solaris 8 (x86) install

hello,
I had to rebuild a proliant ml370 with internal scsi 12/24gb dat drive.
The tape drive was working before, but the system was messed up.
I did a clean re-install of solaris 8 on the proliant box and installed all the latest patches.
However, I can't see the tape drive.
It shows up in the bios as scsi ID 5, I didn't change anything on the hardware.

What can I do to make solaris see the tape drive?

Thanks,
Oskar
2 REPLIES
Claudio Ruzza_1
Valued Contributor

Re: can't see tape drive on new solaris 8 (x86) install

edit the file st.conf

uncomment the line where the SCSi ID 5 is mentioned.

Reboot your solaris box.

It should work

HTH
Claudio
Oskar Teran
Frequent Advisor

Re: can't see tape drive on new solaris 8 (x86) install


name="st" class="scsi" target=0 lun=0;
name="st" class="scsi" target=1 lun=0;
name="st" class="scsi" target=2 lun=0;
name="st" class="scsi" target=3 lun=0;
name="st" class="scsi" target=4 lun=0;
name="st" class="scsi" target=5 lun=0;
name="st" class="scsi" target=6 lun=0;

#


I see this list of scsi ID's. Is this what you mean? they are all uncommented, it was like this since installation.


iostat -En
c1t0d0 Soft Errors: 0 Hard Errors: 0 Transport Errors: 0
Vendor: COMPAQ Product: SMART ARRAY DISK Revision: Serial No: ?
Size: 18.20GB <18203196928 bytes>
Media Error: 0 Device Not Ready: 0 No Device: 0 Recoverable: 0
Illegal Request: 0 Predictive Failure Analysis: 0
c0t0d0 Soft Errors: 0 Hard Errors: 0 Transport Errors: 0
Vendor: COMPAQ Product: CDR-8435 Revision: 0013 Serial No: F 99/0
Size: 0.00GB <0 bytes>
Media Error: 0 Device Not Ready: 0 No Device: 0 Recoverable: 0
Illegal Request: 0 Predictive Failure Analysis: 0
$


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prtconf
System Configuration: COMPAQ i86pc
Memory size: 512 Megabytes
System Peripherals (Software Nodes):

i86pc
+boot (driver not attached)
memory (driver not attached)
aliases (driver not attached)
chosen (driver not attached)
i86pc-memory (driver not attached)
i86pc-mmu (driver not attached)
openprom (driver not attached)
options, instance #0
packages (driver not attached)
delayed-writes (driver not attached)
itu-props (driver not attached)
isa, instance #0
motherboard (driver not attached)
asy, instance #0
asy, instance #1
fdc, instance #0
fd, instance #0
fd, instance #1 (driver not attached)
i8042, instance #0
keyboard, instance #0
mouse, instance #0
bios (driver not attached)
bios (driver not attached)
bios (driver not attached)
bios (driver not attached)
bios (driver not attached)
ata, instance #0
sd, instance #2
PNP0200 (driver not attached)
PNP0C02 (driver not attached)
PNP0000 (driver not attached)
PNP0A06 (driver not attached)
lp, instance #0 (driver not attached)
pci, instance #1
pcie11,b143, instance #0 (driver not attached)
pcie11,b143, instance #1 (driver not attached)
pcie11,b134, instance #0
display, instance #0
pcie11,b0f3 (driver not attached)
pci, instance #2
pci, instance #3
pci, instance #0
pcie11,4058, instance #0
sd, instance #0
sd, instance #1 (driver not attached)
used-resources (driver not attached)
cpu, instance #0 (driver not attached)
pseudo, instance #0
cpu, instance #0 (driver not attached)
xsvc, instance #0
objmgr, instance #0