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SubjectRe: problem with hp C1537A tape drives

Hello Paul , Is the tape drive the only drive on that controller ?

- If it is the only drive then , I have just one suggestion
-verify- all cables are seated correctly & -verify- that there
is proper termination on the bus .

- If it is Not the only drive then ,
Try grabbing an pci scsi card of known goodness & place the tape
drive on that all by itself (just as a test) , making sure of
proper termination .
If that works then reveiw the configurations of the other
drives/tapes/... that are on the bus causing problems .
Hth , JimL

On Sun, 26 Nov 2000, Paul Jakma wrote:
> Ooops.. yes.. that info might have been useful. :)
> The box is a Compaq PL3000. Chipset is the onboard Sym 53c876, driven
> by the ncr53c8xx driver. Drive is external.
> Kernel is RH6.2 default 2.2.14-5.0smp.

> On Sun, 26 Nov 2000, Mr. James W. Laferriere wrote:
> > Hello Paul , Could you add a little more info like which scsi
> > chipset you are using & what the driver version is & what kernel
> > version you are running also (One more )& how you have the drive
> > chained to the scsi-bus . Someplace there is a pointer on howto
> > reset the scsi-bus from the /proc system , BUT the method is
> > highly not recommended . Hth , JimL
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