I have a Colorado T4000 SCSI internal tape drive (8GB compressed). The
SCSI controller is an Adaptec 1510A w/o bios. Using the appropriate
"append" command in LILO I can get it to recognize the tape drive during
kernel boot from either 1.2.13 or 1.3.93. Also, the tape retensions during
boot, if it is inserted into the drive.
The proper signature of the tape drive is reported during bootup.
But here is my problem:
a command like "mt -f /dev/st0 reten" causes this error message:
/dev/st0 retension 1 failed: I/O error
the same with /dev/nst0
What am I doing wrong? I got adaptec aha152x, tape and generic SCSI
support compiled into the kernel. The device /dev/st0 is created under /dev
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!