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Error Adding Scsi Card and Tape Drive

Hello,

I have Linux Mandrake Version 6.1. I have added a Future Domain Scsi Controler and a Tandberg Data TDC 3500 Tape drive to my system. I added the modprobe scsi_hostadapter fdomain statement to my rc.local file. When my system starts the PC sees the scsi card and drive. And when Linux loads it loads the module. I can see the system hit the tape drive. Info scroll across my screen while it tries to load the fdomain module. Linux see the correct IO address and IRQ. But I get the following error. scsi: aborting command do to timeout pid 3, scsi 0, channel 0, id 4, lun 0, Testunit Ready. This error seems to up date several time and the pid part of the error updates to the number 7.

I hope I have given you enough info to go on. Thanks for any support you can give.

Wayne
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j2Commented:
in 98 cases of 100 that error is due do bad cables / inproper termination. Check those, then DOUBLE check it.

I got the same on an external DAT, turns out one of the leads wasnt connected in the cable.
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WayneL111899Author Commented:
I looked over all the option you told me to and they all checked out just fine. I even went out and got a new Scsi Cable and still no go. Then on a guess I turned off com1. This gave IRQ 3 back to the system. I gave IRQ 3 to the Scsi card. When I rebooted all was working.

Now how do I mount the tape drive? I know its there because I see it when the module loads. When I type mount tape I get the following error:

mount: cant find tape in /etc/fstab or /etc/mtab

Thanks for the help.

Wayne
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j2Commented:
You dont "mount" a tapedrive. use tar (or other util) to access it.

BRU is prolly the best util out there..

www.bru.com
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WayneL111899Author Commented:
Hey man that worked. Thanks for the help. Took me a week to get my drive working. But it was a week where I learned a great deal.

Wayne
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