It sounds like the drive is asleep,
sometimes drives are shipped jumpered not to spin
on power on . The adaptec card can send a wakeup signal
to the drive when going through the detection phase
(off the top of my head this is not the default for the card)
Can you try and set the card to send a wake up signal to
the drive ID in the card setup . (control A ) to get in to this
when the adaptec banner flashes on screen.
At 16:19 05/07/01 +0100, you wrote:
> > Are you trying to mount the tape as a file system
> > and cd into it ?
>>Nope, all I do is tar cvf /dev/st0 ... for backup.
>> > yes you can use mt / tar / dump / cpio to access the tape device and
>>I don't want to. I want to be able to mount my SCSI **disk**
>without having to exercise the tape first. Currently the **disk**
>is inaccessible after a reboot (device not known) until I use
>the tape -- after which the disk magically becomes mountable.
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