Hi All! - I have added an Adaptec 2940AU and a
Sony SDT-9000 to a Dell 450MHz system running RH
5.2. After adding "alias scsi_hostadapter
aic7xxx" in /etc/conf.modules, the card and tape
are recognised. I have done no other
reconfiguration. Now, an "mt -f /dev/st0 status"
comes back saying "SCSI 2 tape drive... BOT
DR_OPEN IM_REP_EN" (abbreviated) which I think
indicates no tape in the drive, whether or not
this is actually so. Any other mt operation
causes some tape activity but fails and
returns "Input/output error" (except offline,
which sometimes works). The hardware works
perfectly under Win98 booted on the same machine,
so I doubt it is the dreaded termination issue.
Anyone any idea of what is wrong, or what tools
might be available for diagnosis? Thanks to all,
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