Travan IDE tape drive on 500SC

Seth Mos knuffie at
Sat Nov 3 12:52:00 CST 2001

On Sat, 3 Nov 2001, Karl Zander wrote:

> I have been looking at the 500SC as an entry level server for a small 
> not-for-profit.    I plan to run RedHat 7.1.
> The backup software I am looking at says it works with
> "Any IDE or floppy controller device supported by a SCSI emulation device 
> driver "

You can use a lot of different drives in that case. Make sure you compile
the sg driver (scsi generic) and the scsi over IDE module in the kernel
config. Redhat has these enabled standard.

> Does the Travan IDE tape backup unit that optionally comes with the 500SC 
> meet this requirement?  Is the SCSI emulation device driver a function of 
> RedHat or the device?

It is a function of the kernel. It is not redhat specific.


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