IDE Tape Drive on FreeBSD
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.
ronnie at rustybrick.com
> 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
> 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
> Thanks for your help.
> Ronnie Schwartz
> ronnie at rustybrick.com
>> 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.
>> -----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
>> 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,
>> sure why. I need to restart the server to kill the process.
>> Any help will be greatly appreciated.
>> Ronnie Schwartz
>> ronnie at rustybrick.com
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