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Re: [SLE] scsi tape loading problem DLT4500
  • From: Dean Holmes <deanholmes@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 6 Apr 2004 22:33:07 -0400
  • Message-id: <E790E12B-883B-11D8-8A12-0003930F2D0A@xxxxxxx>
Thanks,
I have the manual but doesn't help me, The device is seen as one scsi id "5"
but the drive is lun 0 and the changer is lun 1
I altered the scsi bios to enable multiluns but didn't work.
Thanks
Dean
On Apr 6, 2004, at 9:46 PM, Carl Hartung wrote:

I hope someone can help me here, I have an AMD 1700+ running Suse 9.0
professional. I boot of IDE drives, but I have a Adaptec 29160 Scsi
card. The only thing connected is a Quantum DLT4500 5 slot mini dlt
tape unit.

I'm using mtx to control the device.
mtx -f /dev/sg1 unload
mtx -f /dev/sg1 status
etc.
All the commands work except for one:
mtx -f /dev/sg1 load 3
The tape loads and rewinds but sends back an error :;
Destination Element 16 already full.
and the scsi bus resets.
I have posted in quite a few news groups but no success yet, changed
cards, change lead, terminators etc.
I can read and write to the tape drive no problem...
Someone suggested that its the current build of the kernel and the
re-complied a new one, but I got scared off at this.
Any suggestions:
Thanks
Dean

Hi Dean,
I don't know if you've got the documentation already, but if you Google
for "dlt4000_dlt4500_dlt_7000_manual.pdf" (exactly as spelled here) you
should find a comprehensive manual for that library subsystem.

From your short description, it seems that if you can read/write to the
integrated tape drive, itself, but are having problems with the library
functions, this could be something as simple as verifying the SCSI ID of
the robotics controller -- which (I think) is separate from the tape
drive controller.

HTH

- Carl
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C. E. Hartung Business Development & Support Services
Dover Foxcroft, Maine, USA
http://www.cehartung.com

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