SATA to IDE adapter

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someotherguy
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SATA to IDE adapter

Post by someotherguy » 2019/02/15 19:38:05

I'm trying to see if I can use an old Iomega Ditto 800 tape drive in a server I recently built that's running Centos 7. Since the tape drive is IDE, and there is no IDE bus on the Supermicro motherboard in the server, I installed an SATA to IDE adapter, and connected the tape drive to that. How can I see if the adapter is recognized by Centos, and is there anything I can do if it is not?

tunk
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Re: SATA to IDE adapter

Post by tunk » 2019/02/15 19:49:29

I seem to remember that a tape drive should show up as something like /dev/st or /dev/rmt.
Also take a look here:
https://www.cyberciti.biz/hardware/unix ... -commands/

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Re: SATA to IDE adapter

Post by someotherguy » 2019/02/15 23:05:51

tunk wrote:
2019/02/15 19:49:29
I seem to remember that a tape drive should show up as something like /dev/st or /dev/rmt.
Also take a look here:
https://www.cyberciti.biz/hardware/unix ... -commands/
both ls /dev/st and ls /dev/rmt come back as "no such file or directory"

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Re: SATA to IDE adapter

Post by tunk » 2019/02/16 12:34:13

It's a long time since I used tapes - does anything change if you insert a tape?

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Re: SATA to IDE adapter

Post by someotherguy » 2019/02/20 23:14:03

tunk wrote:
2019/02/16 12:34:13
It's a long time since I used tapes - does anything change if you insert a tape?
not with respect to ls /dev/st and ls /dev/mnt. I suspect that the problem might be that the SATA to IDE adapter is not being recognized. I think my next step could be to disconnect the adapter then run several of the instructions listed in

https://www.binarytides.com/linux-comma ... ware-info/

record the output, then re-connect the adapter and run them again, looking for differences. If I don't see any, it may be worth trying again with a USB to IDE adapter, since I think I might have unused internal USB connectors on the motherboard.

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Re: SATA to IDE adapter

Post by desertcat » 2019/02/27 10:08:19

tunk wrote:
2019/02/15 19:49:29
I seem to remember that a tape drive should show up as something like /dev/st or /dev/rmt.
Also take a look here:
https://www.cyberciti.biz/hardware/unix ... -commands/
IF it shows up at all, take a look in /run/media/[usr]. That assumes that the tape drive is automatically mounted......

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Re: SATA to IDE adapter

Post by TrevorH » 2019/02/27 20:14:19

I suspect that SATA to IDE adapters are only tested with hard disks... might even be something in the docs for the adapter saying if it supports anything else.
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