[CentOS] Using USB Tape drive on Centos 5.3 (kernel 2.6.18-164.10.1.el5PAE)

Muro, Sam research at businesstz.com
Tue Mar 2 15:13:01 UTC 2010


Hello there
I have been trying to install HP Storageworks DAT72 on CentOS 5 in vain.
On system reboot, neither /dev/st not /dev/sg is available. May you please
lead me through as this is my first time trying to do it

lsmod
Module                  Size  Used by
ipv6                  267617  40
xfrm_nalgo             13381  1 ipv6
crypto_api             12609  1 xfrm_nalgo
autofs4                29253  2
hidp                   23105  2
dahdi_echocan_mg2      10248  0
wanec                 306712  0
af_wanpipe             38080  0
wanpipe               459296  64
wanrouter              42336  6 wanec,af_wanpipe,wanpipe
dahdi                 192392  128 dahdi_echocan_mg2,wanpipe
crc_ccitt               6337  1 dahdi
sdladrv                79648  2 wanpipe,wanrouter
rfcomm                 42457  0
l2cap                  29505  10 hidp,rfcomm
bluetooth              53925  5 hidp,rfcomm,l2cap
sunrpc                145533  1
dm_multipath           24909  0
scsi_dh                11713  1 dm_multipath
video                  21193  0
hwmon                   7365  0
backlight              10049  1 video
sbs                    18533  0
i2c_ec                  9025  1 sbs
i2c_core               23745  1 i2c_ec
button                 10705  0
battery                13637  0
asus_acpi              19289  0
ac                      9157  0
parport_pc             29157  0
lp                     15849  0
parport                37513  2 parport_pc,lp
hpilo                  13389  0
bnx2                  173133  0
serio_raw              10693  0
pcspkr                  7105  0
dm_raid45              67145  0
dm_message              6977  1 dm_raid45
dm_region_hash         15681  1 dm_raid45
dm_mem_cache            9537  1 dm_raid45
dm_snapshot            22885  0
dm_zero                 6209  0
dm_mirror              24265  0
dm_log                 14657  3 dm_raid45,dm_region_hash,dm_mirror
dm_mod                 63225  11
dm_multipath,dm_raid45,dm_snapshot,dm_zero,dm_mirror,dm_log
cciss                  67909  3
sd_mod                 25281  0
scsi_mod              141717  3 scsi_dh,cciss,sd_mod
ext3                  125001  2
jbd                    57065  1 ext3
uhci_hcd               25549  0
ohci_hcd               24809  0
ehci_hcd               34125  0
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#cat /etc/modprobe.conf
alias eth0 bnx2
alias eth1 bnx2
alias eth2 bnx2
alias eth3 bnx2
alias scsi_hostadapter cciss
alias scsi_hostadapter1 usb-storage
install usb-storage :
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#ls -l /dev
[root at scb-dr-pbx01 ~]# ll /dev/
total 0
crw------- 1 root     root      10,    62 Mar  2 18:06 autofs
drwxr-xr-x 3 root     root             60 Mar  2 18:06 bus
drwxr-xr-x 2 root     root            100 Mar  2 18:06 cciss
crw------- 1 root     root       5,     1 Mar  2 18:07 console
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root     root             11 Mar  2 18:06 core -> /proc/kcore
drwxr-xr-x 2 asterisk asterisk       1360 Mar  2 18:06 dahdi
drwxr-xr-x 4 root     root             80 Mar  2 18:06 disk
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root     root             13 Mar  2 18:06 fd -> /proc/self/fd
crw-rw-rw- 1 root     root       1,     7 Mar  2 18:06 full
srwxrwxrwx 1 root     root              0 Mar  2 18:06 gpmctl
crw------- 1 root     root      10,   228 Mar  2 18:06 hpet
drwxr-xr-x 2 root     root            200 Mar  2 18:06 hpilo
prw------- 1 root     root              0 Mar  2 18:06 initctl
drwxr-xr-x 2 root     root            160 Mar  2 18:06 input
crw------- 1 root     root       1,    11 Mar  2 18:06 kmsg
srw-rw-rw- 1 root     root              0 Mar  2 18:06 log
brw-r----- 1 root     disk       7,     0 Mar  2 18:06 loop0
brw-r----- 1 root     disk       7,     1 Mar  2 18:06 loop1
brw-r----- 1 root     disk       7,     2 Mar  2 18:06 loop2
brw-r----- 1 root     disk       7,     3 Mar  2 18:06 loop3
brw-r----- 1 root     disk       7,     4 Mar  2 18:06 loop4
brw-r----- 1 root     disk       7,     5 Mar  2 18:06 loop5
brw-r----- 1 root     disk       7,     6 Mar  2 18:06 loop6
brw-r----- 1 root     disk       7,     7 Mar  2 18:06 loop7
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root     root             13 Mar  2 18:06 MAKEDEV ->
/sbin/MAKEDEV
drwxr-xr-x 2 root     root            100 Mar  2 18:06 mapper
brw-r----- 1 root     disk       9,     0 Mar  2 18:06 md0
crw-r----- 1 root     kmem       1,     1 Mar  2 18:06 mem
drwxr-xr-x 2 root     root             60 Mar  2 18:06 net
crw-rw-rw- 1 root     root       1,     3 Mar  2 18:06 null
crw-rw---- 1 root     root      10,   144 Mar  2 18:06 nvram
crw------- 1 root     root       1,    12 Mar  2 18:06 oldmem
crw-rw---- 1 root     lp        99,     0 Mar  2 18:06 parport0
crw-rw---- 1 root     lp        99,     1 Mar  2 18:06 parport1
crw-rw---- 1 root     lp        99,     2 Mar  2 18:06 parport2
crw-rw---- 1 root     lp        99,     3 Mar  2 18:06 parport3
crw-r----- 1 root     kmem       1,     4 Mar  2 18:06 port
crw------- 1 root     root     108,     0 Mar  2 18:06 ppp
crw-rw-rw- 1 root     tty        5,     2 Mar  2 18:10 ptmx
drwxr-xr-x 2 root     root              0 Mar  2 18:05 pts
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root     root              4 Mar  2 18:06 ram -> ram1
brw-r----- 1 root     disk       1,     0 Mar  2 18:06 ram0
brw-r----- 1 root     disk       1,     1 Mar  2 18:06 ram1
brw-r----- 1 root     disk       1,    10 Mar  2 18:06 ram10
brw-r----- 1 root     disk       1,    11 Mar  2 18:06 ram11
brw-r----- 1 root     disk       1,    12 Mar  2 18:06 ram12
brw-r----- 1 root     disk       1,    13 Mar  2 18:06 ram13
brw-r----- 1 root     disk       1,    14 Mar  2 18:06 ram14
brw-r----- 1 root     disk       1,    15 Mar  2 18:06 ram15
brw-r----- 1 root     disk       1,     2 Mar  2 18:06 ram2
brw-r----- 1 root     disk       1,     3 Mar  2 18:06 ram3
brw-r----- 1 root     disk       1,     4 Mar  2 18:06 ram4
brw-r----- 1 root     disk       1,     5 Mar  2 18:06 ram5
brw-r----- 1 root     disk       1,     6 Mar  2 18:06 ram6
brw-r----- 1 root     disk       1,     7 Mar  2 18:06 ram7
brw-r----- 1 root     disk       1,     8 Mar  2 18:06 ram8
brw-r----- 1 root     disk       1,     9 Mar  2 18:06 ram9
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root     root              4 Mar  2 18:06 ramdisk -> ram0
crw-rw-rw- 1 root     root       1,     8 Mar  2 18:06 random
crw------- 1 root     root     162,     0 Mar  2 18:06 rawctl
brw------- 1 root     root     253,     0 Mar  2 18:06 root
crw-r--r-- 1 root     root      10,   135 Mar  2 18:06 rtc
drwxrwxrwt 2 root     root             40 Mar  2 18:06 shm
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root     root             15 Mar  2 18:06 stderr ->
/proc/self/fd/2
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root     root             15 Mar  2 18:06 stdin ->
/proc/self/fd/0
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root     root             15 Mar  2 18:06 stdout ->
/proc/self/fd/1
crw------- 1 root     root       4,     0 Mar  2 18:06 systty
crw-rw-rw- 1 root     tty        5,     0 Mar  2 18:06 tty
crw-rw---- 1 root     tty        4,     0 Mar  2 18:06 tty0
crw------- 1 root     root       4,     1 Mar  2 18:07 tty1
crw-rw---- 1 root     tty        4,    10 Mar  2 18:06 tty10
crw-rw---- 1 root     tty        4,    11 Mar  2 18:06 tty11
crw-rw---- 1 root     tty        4,    12 Mar  2 18:06 tty12
crw-rw---- 1 root     tty        4,    13 Mar  2 18:06 tty13
crw-rw---- 1 root     tty        4,    14 Mar  2 18:06 tty14
crw-rw---- 1 root     tty        4,    15 Mar  2 18:06 tty15
crw-rw---- 1 root     tty        4,    16 Mar  2 18:06 tty16
crw-rw---- 1 root     tty        4,    17 Mar  2 18:06 tty17
crw-rw---- 1 root     tty        4,    18 Mar  2 18:06 tty18
crw-rw---- 1 root     tty        4,    19 Mar  2 18:06 tty19
crw------- 1 root     root       4,     2 Mar  2 18:07 tty2
crw-rw---- 1 root     tty        4,    20 Mar  2 18:06 tty20
crw-rw---- 1 root     tty        4,    21 Mar  2 18:06 tty21
crw-rw---- 1 root     tty        4,    22 Mar  2 18:06 tty22
crw-rw---- 1 root     tty        4,    23 Mar  2 18:06 tty23
crw-rw---- 1 root     tty        4,    24 Mar  2 18:06 tty24
crw-rw---- 1 root     tty        4,    25 Mar  2 18:06 tty25
crw-rw---- 1 root     tty        4,    26 Mar  2 18:06 tty26
crw-rw---- 1 root     tty        4,    27 Mar  2 18:06 tty27
crw-rw---- 1 root     tty        4,    28 Mar  2 18:06 tty28
crw-rw---- 1 root     tty        4,    29 Mar  2 18:06 tty29
crw------- 1 root     root       4,     3 Mar  2 18:07 tty3
crw-rw---- 1 root     tty        4,    30 Mar  2 18:06 tty30
crw-rw---- 1 root     tty        4,    31 Mar  2 18:06 tty31
crw-rw---- 1 root     tty        4,    32 Mar  2 18:06 tty32
crw-rw---- 1 root     tty        4,    33 Mar  2 18:06 tty33
crw-rw---- 1 root     tty        4,    34 Mar  2 18:06 tty34
crw-rw---- 1 root     tty        4,    35 Mar  2 18:06 tty35
crw-rw---- 1 root     tty        4,    36 Mar  2 18:06 tty36
crw-rw---- 1 root     tty        4,    37 Mar  2 18:06 tty37
crw-rw---- 1 root     tty        4,    38 Mar  2 18:06 tty38
crw-rw---- 1 root     tty        4,    39 Mar  2 18:06 tty39
crw------- 1 root     root       4,     4 Mar  2 18:07 tty4
crw-rw---- 1 root     tty        4,    40 Mar  2 18:06 tty40
crw-rw---- 1 root     tty        4,    41 Mar  2 18:06 tty41
crw-rw---- 1 root     tty        4,    42 Mar  2 18:06 tty42
crw-rw---- 1 root     tty        4,    43 Mar  2 18:06 tty43
crw-rw---- 1 root     tty        4,    44 Mar  2 18:06 tty44
crw-rw---- 1 root     tty        4,    45 Mar  2 18:06 tty45
crw-rw---- 1 root     tty        4,    46 Mar  2 18:06 tty46
crw-rw---- 1 root     tty        4,    47 Mar  2 18:06 tty47
crw-rw---- 1 root     tty        4,    48 Mar  2 18:06 tty48
crw-rw---- 1 root     tty        4,    49 Mar  2 18:06 tty49
crw------- 1 root     root       4,     5 Mar  2 18:07 tty5
crw-rw---- 1 root     tty        4,    50 Mar  2 18:06 tty50
crw-rw---- 1 root     tty        4,    51 Mar  2 18:06 tty51
crw-rw---- 1 root     tty        4,    52 Mar  2 18:06 tty52
crw-rw---- 1 root     tty        4,    53 Mar  2 18:06 tty53
crw-rw---- 1 root     tty        4,    54 Mar  2 18:06 tty54
crw-rw---- 1 root     tty        4,    55 Mar  2 18:06 tty55
crw-rw---- 1 root     tty        4,    56 Mar  2 18:06 tty56
crw-rw---- 1 root     tty        4,    57 Mar  2 18:06 tty57
crw-rw---- 1 root     tty        4,    58 Mar  2 18:06 tty58
crw-rw---- 1 root     tty        4,    59 Mar  2 18:06 tty59
crw------- 1 root     root       4,     6 Mar  2 18:07 tty6
crw-rw---- 1 root     tty        4,    60 Mar  2 18:06 tty60
crw-rw---- 1 root     tty        4,    61 Mar  2 18:06 tty61
crw-rw---- 1 root     tty        4,    62 Mar  2 18:06 tty62
crw-rw---- 1 root     tty        4,    63 Mar  2 18:06 tty63
crw-rw---- 1 root     tty        4,     7 Mar  2 18:06 tty7
crw-rw---- 1 root     tty        4,     8 Mar  2 18:06 tty8
crw-rw---- 1 asterisk tty        4,     9 Mar  2 18:07 tty9
crw-rw---- 1 root     uucp       4,    64 Mar  2 18:06 ttyS0
crw-rw---- 1 root     uucp       4,    65 Mar  2 18:06 ttyS1
crw-rw---- 1 root     uucp       4,    66 Mar  2 18:06 ttyS2
crw-rw---- 1 root     uucp       4,    67 Mar  2 18:06 ttyS3
cr--r--r-- 1 root     root       1,     9 Mar  2 18:06 urandom
crw------- 1 root     root     442,     0 Mar  2 18:06 usbdev1.1_ep00
crw------- 1 root     root     442,     0 Mar  2 18:06 usbdev1.1_ep81
crw------- 1 root     root     442,     1 Mar  2 18:06 usbdev1.2_ep00
crw------- 1 root     root     442,     1 Mar  2 18:06 usbdev1.2_ep02
crw------- 1 root     root     442,     1 Mar  2 18:06 usbdev1.2_ep86
crw------- 1 root     root     442,  2048 Mar  2 18:06 usbdev2.1_ep00
crw------- 1 root     root     442,  2048 Mar  2 18:06 usbdev2.1_ep81
crw------- 1 root     root     442,  4096 Mar  2 18:06 usbdev3.1_ep00
crw------- 1 root     root     442,  4096 Mar  2 18:06 usbdev3.1_ep81
crw------- 1 root     root     442,  6144 Mar  2 18:06 usbdev4.1_ep00
crw------- 1 root     root     442,  6144 Mar  2 18:06 usbdev4.1_ep81
crw------- 1 root     root     442,  8192 Mar  2 18:06 usbdev5.1_ep00
crw------- 1 root     root     442,  8192 Mar  2 18:06 usbdev5.1_ep81
crw------- 1 root     root     442, 10240 Mar  2 18:06 usbdev6.1_ep00
crw------- 1 root     root     442, 10240 Mar  2 18:06 usbdev6.1_ep81
crw------- 1 root     root     442, 10241 Mar  2 18:06 usbdev6.2_ep00
crw------- 1 root     root     442, 10241 Mar  2 18:06 usbdev6.2_ep81
crw------- 1 root     root     442, 10241 Mar  2 18:06 usbdev6.2_ep82
crw------- 1 root     root     442, 10242 Mar  2 18:06 usbdev6.3_ep00
crw------- 1 root     root     442, 10242 Mar  2 18:06 usbdev6.3_ep81
crw------- 1 vcsa     tty        7,     0 Mar  2 18:06 vcs
crw------- 1 vcsa     tty        7,     1 Mar  2 18:06 vcs1
crw------- 1 vcsa     tty        7,     2 Mar  2 18:07 vcs2
crw------- 1 vcsa     tty        7,     3 Mar  2 18:07 vcs3
crw------- 1 vcsa     tty        7,     4 Mar  2 18:07 vcs4
crw------- 1 vcsa     tty        7,     5 Mar  2 18:07 vcs5
crw------- 1 vcsa     tty        7,     6 Mar  2 18:07 vcs6
crw------- 1 vcsa     tty        7,     9 Mar  2 18:07 vcs9
crw------- 1 vcsa     tty        7,   128 Mar  2 18:06 vcsa
crw------- 1 vcsa     tty        7,   129 Mar  2 18:06 vcsa1
crw------- 1 vcsa     tty        7,   130 Mar  2 18:07 vcsa2
crw------- 1 vcsa     tty        7,   131 Mar  2 18:07 vcsa3
crw------- 1 vcsa     tty        7,   132 Mar  2 18:07 vcsa4
crw------- 1 vcsa     tty        7,   133 Mar  2 18:07 vcsa5
crw------- 1 vcsa     tty        7,   134 Mar  2 18:07 vcsa6
crw------- 1 vcsa     tty        7,   137 Mar  2 18:07 vcsa9
drwx------ 2 root     root             80 Mar  2 18:06 VolGroup00
crw------- 1 root     root     242,     0 Mar  2 18:06 wanec
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root     root              4 Mar  2 18:06 X0R -> null
crw-rw-rw- 1 root     root       1,     5 Mar  2 18:06 zero
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Any one with an idea kindly let me know how you managed to do it



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