[CentOS] Cookbook receipe for SCSI tape install requested.
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
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
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!).
Rodrigo Barbosa <rodrigob at suespammers.org>
"Quid quid Latine dictum sit, altum viditur"
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