[CentOS] Cookbook receipe for SCSI tape install requested.

Rodrigo Barbosa rodrigob at suespammers.org
Tue Sep 6 20:38:53 UTC 2005

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On Tue, Sep 06, 2005 at 04:29:46PM -0400, James B. Byrne wrote:
> On 6 Sep 2005 at 16:35, Rodrigo Barbosa wrote:
> > 1) Install tape drive
> > 2) Read the mt man page
> > 3) Access the drive using either /dev/nst0 or /dev/st0
> > 
> > Thats all.
> > 
> > There is really no configuration needed, unless you want to setup
> > compression values and such.
> If it were only true.  There is no such device as /dev/st0 or 
> anything else having to do with scsi in /dev on this system.  Kudzu 
> sees the scsi adapter but does not ask to configure it. So how does 
> one tell CentOS4 that the adapter exists?  Do I have to manually 
> tell the kernel to load a particular module?  If so how and which 
> one?

You can see if the device was recognized correctly by looking at

The devices to access it should be:

/dev/nst0 -> character -> Major 9, Minor 128
/dev/st0  -> character -> Major 9, Minor 0

root.disk with mode 0660 should be the ideal choice.

You can create these devices either using mknod directly, or the
/dev/MAKEDEV program.

The kernel module should be loaded correctly, without any specific
configurations. That is, as long as you have scsi configured correctly,
which I guess is already the case (DLT on an IDE based machine ? Ick!).

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Rodrigo Barbosa <rodrigob at suespammers.org>
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