Problems with PERC3/DC and SONY SDT-10000 tape drive

Wed Mar 6 13:24:00 CST 2002

DAMN, you're good. Thanks so much for helping me out. I knew about
modprobe, but I didn't consider it, because I thought that the tape
would show up in dmesg even without it. It's working like a champ now.

Thanks, again, for the help.


>>> <Matt_Domsch at> 03/06/02 01:27PM >>>
> I left the original cable running from the tape drive to the SCSI B
> socket on the motherboard. It's not connected anywhere else.

So, it's connected to the 7899.

> On power up, the section beginning with "AIC 7899" reports the Sony
> SDT-10000 40 at SCSI B, ID 6, so I think this part is working.


But the aic7xxx Linux driver isn't getting loaded, so it can't access
tape drive.

modprobe aic7xxx

Then when it works, put 'alias scsi_hostadapter1 aic7xxx' in your
modules.conf file, and remake your initrd.


Matt Domsch
Sr. Software Engineer
Dell Linux Solutions 
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