DLT 4500 on Linux/Buslogic 948 - any advise?

DLT 4500 on Linux/Buslogic 948 - any advise?

Post by Richard W. Ko » Sat, 07 Dec 1996 04:00:00

mt -f /dev/nst0 offline

This should move to the next tape in that jukebox.  Hmmm.. you may want
to try this out:

Title:          scsi-changer
Version:        0.01
Entered-date:   1 Dec 1996
Description:    SCSI Media Changer (Jukebox) device driver.
                This is a ALPHA version.
Keywords:       scsi jukebox changer driver

Primary-site:   sunsite.unc.edu /pub/Linux/kernel/patches/scsi
                12kB scsi-changer-0.01.tar.gz
Alternate-site: none
Original-site:  none
Platform:       Linux
Copying-policy: GNU GPL

You will also need to enable multiple LUN support during the
kernel recomp time as mentioned by the other gentleman.



: >  We have a DLT 4500 Tape Jukebox which I am having trouble getting to
: >  work on our Linux system (using a BusLogic 948 SCSI adapter).  Although
: >  we can "tar" to the device, any attempt to rewind or switch cartridges
: >  causes the SCSI subsystem to go haywire, effectively locking up our machine.
: >  Has anyone else gotten a DLT 4500 to work on a Linux system?  If so, what
: >  were your strategies to getting it to work?
: >What seems to be the problem?  Can you send me the bootup messages from the
: >BusLogic driver and SCSI subsystem, as well as any error messages?
: Also note that the loader uses a different lun , did you enable lun support
: in the kernel?
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