Re: Help Please With HP Travan Scsi Tape Drive
Thanks to Keith and Alexis for their emails and to all others who spent time considering my problem.
I reseated the scsi cable connections and the problem resolved itself. This is what the output from the mt command should loo k like.
# mt -f /dev/nst0 status
drive type = Generic SCSI-2 tape
drive status = 1157628416
sense key error = 0
residue count = 0
file number = 0
block number = 0
Tape block size 512 bytes. Density code 0x45 (unknown).
Soft error count since last status=0
General status bits on (41010000):
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On Mon, May 07, 2001 at 05:08:27PM +0100, Stephen Broadbridge wrote:
> Hi All
> I cannot get my HP Travan T4000S Scsi tape drive to work. I have gathered all the information I can find about the problem into the rest of this email. Am I missing something obvious? Thanks in anticipation of any assistance given.
> Here is the version information for my system.
> $ uname -a
> Linux Cemy1 2.2.17 #1 Sun Jun 25 09:24:41 EST 2000 i586 unknown
> and for mt:-
> $ mt -V
> GNU mt version 2.4.2
> This is what happens when I try to access my tape drive. I get the same sort of
> result when I try to access /dev/st0.
> # mt -f /dev/nst0 status
> mt: /dev/nst0: Input/output error
> This is here for comparison with the above only.
> # mt -f /dev/nst1 status
> mt: /dev/nst1: Device not configured
> This is evidence of the st.o module on my machine. The file is located at
> # file st.o
> st.o: ELF 32-bit LSB relocatable, Intel 80386, version 1, not stripped
> Here is a fragment of my /etc/modules file showing that st should load at boot time.
> # /etc/modules: kernel modules to load at boot time.
> lines removed from here
> Here are the two lines from /var/log/messages which suggest to me that the
> tape drive has been detected:-
> May 3 15:12:56 cemy1 kernel: st: bufsize 32768, wrt 30720, max buffers 5, s/g segs 16.
> May 3 15:12:56 cemy1 kernel: Detected scsi tape st0 at scsi0, channel 0, id 6, lun 0
> Here is the output from the command lsmod:-
> # lsmod | egrep st
> st 24264 0
> Here is information from /var/log/messages about the booting of my SCSI bus:-
> May 3 15:12:56 cemy1 kernel: Vendor: HP Model: T4000s Rev: 1.06
> May 3 15:12:56 cemy1 kernel: Type: Sequential-Access ANSI SCSI revision: 02
> Here is the information provided about scsi modules by modprobe
> # modprobe -c | grep scsi
> alias scsi_hostadapter off
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