IDE Tape Drive on FreeBSD

Ronnie Schwartz ronnie at rustybrick.com
Tue Oct 15 19:41:01 CDT 2002


I made the tape master and cd slave using jumpers.  Still doesn't work.  Tar
writes some stuff and it hangs midway.  The drive activity light is now on
until I restart the machine.

Any ideas?
                   
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  Ronnie Schwartz
  RustyBrick
  ronnie at rustybrick.com
  www.rustybrick.com
  845.352.3707

> From: Steve_Boley at Dell.com
> Date: Tue, 15 Oct 2002 13:03:38 -0500
> To: ronnie at rustybrick.com
> Subject: RE: IDE Tape Drive on FreeBSD
> 
> We have had problems with this in the past with linux and the cable select.
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ronnie Schwartz [mailto:ronnie at rustybrick.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, October 15, 2002 1:00 PM
> To: Steve_Boley at exchange.dell.com
> Subject: Re: IDE Tape Drive on FreeBSD
> 
> 
> Hi,
> 
> It worked fine under dos.  Would that still be the issue?
> 
> In addition, I tried making the tape drive master and unplugging the cd
> drive (although I didn't do the jumpers.. My  tweezers were not strong
> enough).
> 
> Thanks for your help.
>                  
> ------------------
> Ronnie Schwartz
> RustyBrick
> ronnie at rustybrick.com
> www.rustybrick.com
> 845.352.3707
> 
>> From: Steve_Boley at Dell.com
>> Date: Tue, 15 Oct 2002 12:33:39 -0500
>> To: ronnie at rustybrick.com
>> Subject: RE: IDE Tape Drive on FreeBSD
>> 
>> Make sure the tape drive is set to master and cdrom is set to slave on the
>> jumpers and not cable select.
>> Steve
>> 
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Ronnie Schwartz [mailto:ronnie at rustybrick.com]
>> Sent: Tuesday, October 15, 2002 12:28 PM
>> To: linux-poweredge at exchange.dell.com
>> Subject: IDE Tape Drive on FreeBSD
>> 
>> 
>> Hi,  I have a PowerVault 100T IDE Tape Drive installed in a server running
>> FreeBSD.  FreeBSD seems to recognize the drive.  However, when I try to
>> write to the drive or rewind it, I get an I/O error.  Any ideas?  Thanks
> for
>> your help.
>> 
>> # dmesg | grep TAPE
>> ast0: TAPE <Seagate STT20000A> at ata1-slave PIO4
>> 
>> # mt -f /dev/ast0 status
>> Mode      Density              Blocksize      bpi      Compression
>> Current:  0x01:X3.22-1983      512 bytes      800      none
>> ---------available modes---------
>> 0:        default              variable       0        none
>> 1:        default              variable       0        none
>> 2:        default              variable       0        none
>> 3:        default              variable       0        none
>> ---------------------------------
>> File Number: 0  Record Number: 0        Residual Count 0
>> 
>> # mt -f /dev/ast0 rewind
>> mt: /dev/ast0: rewind: Input/output error
>> 
>> In addition, it seems that instead of getting errors now, it just hangs,
> not
>> sure why.  I need to restart the server to kill the process.
>> 
>> Any help will be greatly appreciated.
>> 
>> Thanks.
>>                 
>> ------------------
>> Ronnie Schwartz
>> RustyBrick
>> ronnie at rustybrick.com
>> www.rustybrick.com
>> 845.352.3707
>> 
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