Tape drives

Richard_Goodwin@Dell.com Richard_Goodwin at Dell.com
Thu Apr 11 15:42:00 CDT 2002

That procedure is only needed when you have an IDE tape drive. When using a
SCSI drive, such as TSL-11000, you do not need to use ide-scsi, etc.

The tape drive should be available at /dev/st0.

-----Original Message-----
From: Tiziana Cherubini [mailto:tiziana at hawaii.edu]
Sent: Thursday, April 11, 2002 3:38 PM
To: linux-poweredge at exchange.dell.com
Subject: Tape drives


I'm trying to mount a tape drive (SONY, TSL-11000) in my
poweredge but I'm not sure about the drive for the tape.
Following the installation instructions I should add in
the /etc/rc/rc.local file the lines:

rmmod ide-tape
modprobe ide-scsi
hdparm -d0 /dev/hdX
mt -f /dev/st0 stopoptions no-blkimits

which is the drive letter I should use in hdX?

I attached to this mail the result of typing "dmesg"

Thanks for any information you can provide.


Tiziana Cherubini
Department of Meteorology
University of Hawaii
2525 Correa Rd. HIG 350
Honolulu, Hawaii 96822
(808) 956-4593, (808) 956-2877 fax

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