Help on install Exabyte 8mm tape drive

Help on install Exabyte 8mm tape drive

Post by Huan L » Sun, 26 Feb 1995 06:32:27



Hi, all,

I am posting this news for a friend. He is really frustrated on making
8mm tape drive work.

The SCSI adapter he uses is Adaptec AHA1522.

He compiled the kernel with SCSI support. The following is from "make
config":

-> *
-> * SCSI support
-> *
-> SCSI support [CONFIG_SCSI] y
-> *
-> * SCSI support type (disk, tape, CDrom)
-> *
-> Scsi disk support [CONFIG_BLK_DEV_SD] n
-> Scsi tape support [CONFIG_CHR_DEV_ST] y
-> Scsi CDROM support [CONFIG_BLK_DEV_SR] n
-> Scsi generic support [CONFIG_CHR_DEV_SG] n
-> *
-> * SCSI low-level drivers
-> *
-> Adaptec AHA152X support [CONFIG_SCSI_AHA152X] y
-> Adaptec AHA1542 support [CONFIG_SCSI_AHA1542] n
-> Adaptec AHA1740 support [CONFIG_SCSI_AHA1740] n
-> *
-> * character devices
-> *
-> QIC-02 tape support [CONFIG_QIC02_TAPE] n
-> QIC-117 tape support [CONFIG_FTAPE] n

Then "make depend" "make" etc, and installed lilo.

When no tape is hooked with the adapter, boot up message gives:

-> aha152x: BIOS test: passed, porttest: ok, auto configuration: ok,
-> detection com-lete
-> aha152x: vital data: PORTBASE=0x340, IRQ=11, SCSI ID=7,
-> reconnect=disabled, par-ty=enabled
-> Adaptec 152x SCSI driver; $Revision: 1.4 $
-> scsi : 1 hosts.
-> scsi : detected total.

When the 8tape drive is connected and Disconnect allowed on the jumper
setting, boot up message gives:

-> aha152x: abort(), SCpnt=0x00195d74, QUEUE STATUS:
-> issue_SC:
-> 0x00195d74: target=1; lun=0; cmnd=( 00 00 00 00 00 00 ); residual=256;
-> buffers=-; phase |not issued|; next=0x00000000
-> current_SC:
-> none
-> disconnected_SC:
->
-> waiting: SCSISEQ ( ); SCSISIG ( MESSAGE IN ); INTSTAT ( lo ); SSTAT (
-> ); SSTAT  ); SXFRCTL0 ( CH1 ); SIGNAL ( ATNI SELI BSYI REQI ACKI );
-> SELID ( ff ), SSTAT2 ( SEMPTY ); SFCNT ( 0 ); FCNT ( 0 ); DMACNTRL0 (
-> 16BIT PIO READ INTEN );
-> enabled interrupts ( ENBUSFREE )
-> aha152x: abort(), SCpnt=0x00195d74, QUEUE STATUS:
-> issue_SC:
-> 0x00195d74: target=2; lun=0; cmnd=( 00 00 00 00 00 00 ); residual=256;
-> buffers=; phase |not issued|; next=0x00000000
-> current_SC:
-> none
-> disconnected_SC:
->  
-> waiting: SCSISEQ ( ); SCSISIG ( MESSAGE IN ); INTSTAT ( lo ); SSTAT (
-> ); SSTAT - ); SXFRCTL0 ( CH1 ); SIGNAL ( ATNI SELI BSYI REQI ACKI );
-> SELID ( ff ), SSTAT2-( SEMPTY ); SFCNT ( 0 ); FCNT ( 0 ); DMACNTRL0 (
-> 16BIT PIO READ INTEN );
-> enabled interrupts ( ENBUSFREE )
-> aha152x: abort(), SCpnt=0x00195d74, QUEUE STATUS:
-> issue_SC:
-> 0x00195d74: target=3; lun=0; cmnd=( 00 00 00 00 00 00 ); residual=256;
-> buffers=-; phase |not issued|; next=0x00000000
-> current_SC:
-> none
-> disconnected_SC:
->  
-> waiting: SCSISEQ ( ); SCSISIG ( MESSAGE IN ); INTSTAT ( lo ); SSTAT (
-> ); SSTAT - ); SXFRCTL0 ( CH1 ); SIGNAL ( ATNI SELI BSYI REQI ACKI );
-> SELID ( ff ), SSTAT2-( SEMPTY ); SFCNT ( 0 ); FCNT ( 0 ); DMACNTRL0 (
-> 16BIT PIO READ INTEN );
-> enabled interrupts ( ENBUSFREE )
-> aha152x: abort(), SCpnt=0x00195d74, QUEUE STATUS:
-> issue_SC:
-> 0x00195d74: target=4; lun=0; cmnd=( 00 00 00 00 00 00 ); residual=256;
-> buffers=-; phase |not issued|; next=0x00000000
-> current_SC:
-> none
-> disconnected_SC:
->  
-> waiting: SCSISEQ ( ); SCSISIG ( MESSAGE IN ); INTSTAT ( lo ); SSTAT (
-> ); SSTAT - ); SXFRCTL0 ( CH1 ); SIGNAL ( ATNI SELI BSYI REQI ACKI );
-> SELID ( ff ), SSTAT2-( SEMPTY ); SFCNT ( 0 ); FCNT ( 0 ); DMACNTRL0 (
-> 16BIT PIO READ INTEN );
-> enabled interrupts ( ENBUSFREE )
-> aha152x: abort(), SCpnt=0x00195d74, QUEUE STATUS:
-> issue_SC:
-> 0x00195d74: target=5; lun=0; cmnd=( 00 00 00 00 00 00 ); residual=256;
-> buffers=-; phase |not issued|; next=0x00000000
-> current_SC:
-> none
-> disconnected_SC:
->  
-> waiting: SCSISEQ ( ); SCSISIG ( MESSAGE IN ); INTSTAT ( lo ); SSTAT (
-> ); SSTAT - ); SXFRCTL0 ( CH1 ); SIGNAL ( ATNI SELI BSYI REQI ACKI );
-> SELID ( ff ), SSTAT2-( SEMPTY ); SFCNT ( 0 ); FCNT ( 0 ); DMACNTRL0 (
-> 16BIT PIO READ INTEN );
-> enabled interrupts ( ENBUSFREE )
-> aha152x: abort(), SCpnt=0x00195d74, QUEUE STATUS:
-> issue_SC:
-> 0x00195d74: target=6; lun=0; cmnd=( 00 00 00 00 00 00 ); residual=256;
-> buffers=-; phase |not issued|; next=0x00000000
-> current_SC:
-> none
-> disconnected_SC:
-> waiting: SCSISEQ ( ); SCSISIG ( MESSAGE IN ); INTSTAT ( lo ); SSTAT (
-> ); SSTAT - ); SXFRCTL0 ( CH1 ); SIGNAL ( ATNI SELI BSYI REQI ACKI );
-> SELID ( ff ), SSTAT2-( SEMPTY ); SFCNT ( 0 ); FCNT ( 0 ); DMACNTRL0 (
-> 16BIT PIO READ INTEN );
-> enabled interrupts ( ENBUSFREE )
-> scsi : detected total.

Apparently the adapter is detected, but we have no idea why 8mm does
not work. Are we wrong in answering "make config" question?

The system configuration is:
  VLB 486DX2-66
  16M ram
  trident 9400cx video card.
  32 bit VLB IDE controller
  IDE hard disk.
  Adaptec 1522 SCSI controller.
  the ID of 8mm tape drive is set to be 6

If you have any idea about it, PLEASE PLEASE send a mail to

Many thanks.
--

--

Huan Liu                                VLSI CAD

http://ballade.cs.ucla.edu:8080/~huan   UC, Los Angeles

 
 
 

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