How do I get my Wangtek 5525ES to work with Sun3/50 Netbsd v1.2?

How do I get my Wangtek 5525ES to work with Sun3/50 Netbsd v1.2?

Post by Lowell O. Turn » Mon, 26 May 1997 04:00:00



Hello,

  I have been unable to find any information on this problem.  If it
exists, could someone kindly point me in the right direction?  Otherwise,
could someone tell me why after setting the hardware up, inserting a DC6525
tape cartridge, and issuing the command "mt rewind" I get the output shown
below?

oliver# mt rewind
st0(si0:4:0): illegal request, data = 00 08 00 00 00 00 00 08 00 00 00 00 01 00
00 00 00 00 00 00 15 00 00 00 0c 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
st0: cannot set selected mode
May 25 17:14:35 oliver /netbsd: st0(si0:4:0): illegal request, data = 00 08 00 0
0 00 00 00 08 00 00 00 00 01 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 15 00 00 00 0c 00 00 00 00 00
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
oliver# May 25 17:14:35 oliver /netbsd: st0(si0:4:0): illegal request, data = 00
 08 00 00 00 00 00 08 00 00 00 00 01 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 15 00 00 00 0c 00 00 0
0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
00 00
May 25 17:14:36 oliver /netbsd: st0: cannot set selected mode
May 25 17:14:36 oliver /netbsd: st0: cannot set selected mode

I then issued the "mt status" command.  I have included the output below.

oliver# mt status
st0(si0:4:0): illegal request, data = 00 08 00 00 00 00 00 08 00 00 00 00 01 00
00 00 00 00 00 00 15 00 00 00 0c 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
st0: cannot set selected mode
May 25 17:14:55 oliver /netbsd: st0(si0:4:0): illegal request, data = 00 08 00 0
0 00 00 00 08 00 00 00 00 01 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 15 00 00 00 0c 00 00 00 00 00
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
May 25 17:14:55 oliver /netbsd: st0(si0:4:0): illegal request, data = 00 08 00 0
0 00 00 00 08 00 00 00 00 01 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 15 00 00 00 0c 00 00 00 00 00
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
SCSI tape drive, residual=0
May 25 17:14:56 oliver /netbsd: st0: cannot set selected mode
ds=0
er=0
May 25 17:14:56 oliver /netbsd: st0: cannot set selected mode
blocksize: 1024 (0, 0, 0, 0)
density: 17 (0, 0, 0, 0)

  Finally, I attempted to dump some data to the tape.

oliver# dump -0 -d 16000 -s 1020 -f /dev/nrst0 /usr/homes/lowell
  DUMP: Date of this level 0 dump: Sun May 25 17:57:51 1997
  DUMP: Date of last level 0 dump: the epoch
  DUMP: Dumping /usr/homes/lowell to /dev/nrst0
  DUMP: bad sblock magic number
  DUMP: The ENTIRE dump is aborted.

  If I am correct, the "...magic number" comment indicates that there are
additional configuration issues to be dealt with.  However, I do not
know where to go from here. apropos tape doesn't give me much info.

  Any info on this would be greatly appreciated.

TIA,
Lowell
==========================================================================
Lowell O. Turner
EE wanna be
George Mason University
Fairfax, VA


http://www.nyx.net/~lturner/

 
 
 

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