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Date:      Sat, 5 Oct 1996 11:58:38 +0200 (MET DST)
From: (Greg Lehey)
To: (Steve Bartling)
Cc: (FreeBSD Questions)
Subject:   Re: Irwin ( exabyte 8200 ) and Freebsd 2.1.5
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In-Reply-To: <> from "Steve Bartling" at Oct 3, 96 01:17:20 pm

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Steve Bartling writes:
> I have two tape drives installed. An Archive 2150s is present
> on SCSI ID 4. The 8200 is installed on ID 5.
> I created the proper devices in /dev using the "/dev/MAKEDEV st1"
> command. All of the proper devices were created.
> I rebooted just to make sure everything was clean and verified
> that Freebsd properly probed/detected the 8200 and attached it
> to the st1 interface. The Archive 2150s was also properly identified
> and was attached to st0.
> Now for the problem ...
> The Archive 2150s works fine. When I attempt to "tar -cvf /dev/rst1"
> the entire SCSI bus hangs, requiring a machine boot to clear the
> bus. I cannot use the st or the mt utilities to display status or
> set modes. When I attempt to do so, I get "Invalid Input/Output Error".
> Again, I can access the 2150s just fine. Hardware does not seem to be
> at fault since both drives are happy under DOS.
> Any clues ?

Not much.  I'd have guessed termination, but that should bite you
under DOS as well.  Have you checked the termination?  Have you tried
removing the Archive drive?


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