Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 37032
I/O error on IDE Tape Drive
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:00 EDT
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ide-tape.o loads fine with insmod, and also compiles into the kernel
without errors. It identifies the drive (A Seagate STT8000A) and assigns
it to /dev/ht0. Every attempt to access the drive gives the
error: /dev/ht0: Input/output error.
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Install Tape Drive
2.Use Kernel 2.2.19-7.0.1
3.enter 'mt -f /dev/ht0 status'
Actual Results: /dev/ht0: Input/output error
Expected Results: Tape drive should have responded.
A google search shows that this is a common problem, some people compiled
their own kernel and got it to work. I've recompiled my kernel a number
of times with differnet options but still no luck.
Tried two different tape drives (Same model) with the same result. Original
drive was in a Windows 95 box previously, and working fine.
Could you please do strace and send to me the output. thanks
Found a third drive to try, when swapping I noticed that the stickers on the
drives were different. Seagate tape drives LOOK almost physically identical.
I was using the wrong media.
With correct media I was able to get mt to work with both ide-tape.o and ide-