Sony AIT-1 tape backup
I have a Sony AIT-1 tape backup unit (IDE) installed in a PowerMac
running debian/testing with a 2.6.8 kernel.
I have not had much success getting it to work :(
I have made a symlink from /dev/tape to /dev/nst0
I have the following in my /etc/modules.
I only time the machine recognises the IDE tape drive is if I reboot
with ide-tape uncommented in the modules file. I can shows up as
/proc/ide/hde/ -> /proc/ide/ide2/hde/
# cat /proc/ide/hde/model
# cat /proc/ide/hde/driver
ide-scsi version 0.92
When I initially boot I can run commands like "mt status", etc.
When I try writing to the tape it just seems to hang and then I not talk
to the device again.
I get error messages such as:
/dev/tape does not exist
/dev/tape no such device or address
Any ideas what could be causing this?
Has anyone successfully used a Sony AIT-1 IDE on a Linux machine
(PowerPC or otherwise).
Many thanks in advance for any help.