I have a problem with a Exabyte tapedrive. The drive is a 10 Gb 8mm
SCSI-drive. On the case I find the following names: Rexon, VT-10GBX
and Cheetah. During boot Linux (v1.3.17) finds the drive
scsi0 : Adaptec 1542
scsi : 1 host.
Vendor: EXABYTE Model: EXB-85058SQANXR1 Rev: 06M0
Type: Sequential-Access ANSI SCSI revision: 02
Detected scsi tape st0 at scsi0, channel 0, id 0, lun 0
I have an Adaptec 1542C with three other devices (IDs 4, 5 and 6).
I do have a device /dev/st0:
# ls -l /dev/st0
crw-r----- 1 root floppy 9, 0 Aug 2 1993 /dev/st0
But when I try to write something to the drive I get the following
# dd if=zvmlinux of=/dev/st0 bs=32k
st0: Error 27070000.
dd: /dev/st0: I/O error
2+0 records in
1+0 records out
I tried two (new) tapes and got the same message.
When I tried a few "mt" commands (like "mt -f /dev/st0 rewind (or offline)"
the drive responded normally, so I think the hardware is OK.
The guy who sold me this drive said something about accessing the
drive in two different ways; as a 8500 (SCSI-2?) or as a 8200 (SCSI-1?)
and the one would be very much faster than the other [but he probably
didn't understand it very well].
Anyway, my questions are:
- Can I use this drive under Linux? How?
- What about different ways of accessing this drive (8500 vs 8200)?
- How do I tell Linux what format to use?
- Anyone knows what "Error 2707000" means?
Thanks for info.