Tape drive not addressable on UE2/Sol9
Posted on 2006-07-09
UE2 system with Solaris 9
A Sun FastSCSI/Ethernet (FSBE/E, Part #501-2015-03 R5) is installed and an Exabyte 8500 drive (known good) attached.
A "boot -r" has been performed (with the drive powered on and attached)
The system evidently sees the tape drive, as shown by this partial "dmesg" output:
Jul 8 13:21:57 host scsi: [ID 365881 kern.info] /sbus@1f,0/dma@1,81000/esp@1,80000/st@4,0 (st11):
Jul 8 13:21:57 host <Exabyte EXB-8500 8mm Helical Scan>
Jul 8 13:21:57 host scsi: [ID 193665 kern.info] st11 at esp0: target 4 lun 0
Jul 8 13:21:57 host genunix: [ID 936769 kern.info] st11 is /sbus@1f,0/dma@1,81000/esp@1,80000/st@4,0
However, there is no device /dev/st11
I can't seem to figure out how to address the tape drive. It worked fine when it was previously attached to a SS20 (that also had an FSBE/S card).
I did find /dev/rmt/ with a bunch of links pointing to the tape drive entries under /devices
I'm trying to get the drive addressable as /dev/st11 (or /dev/nrst11) - help please!