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    Unhappy Travan ATAPI IDE Tape Drive is not recognized Kubuntu 9.10

    Dear all,

    I have a big problem. My internal IDE Tape drive "Travan 40" from Quantum/Seagate is not recognized by Kubuntu 9.10. I have no idea why. The BIOS recognizes the tape drive and it works fine under Windows XP.

    It seems to me that I have to load the module ide-scsi. But I just get an error message:

    FATAL: Module ide_scsi not found.


    My drive configuration is as follows:



    Attached devices:



    Host: scsi0 Channel: 00 Id: 00 Lun: 00

    Vendor: ATA Model: WDC WD3200AAKS-0 Rev: 01.0 Type:

    Direct-Access ANSI SCSI revision: 05



    Host: scsi2 Channel: 00 Id: 00 Lun: 00

    Vendor: HL-DT-ST Model: DVD-RW GWA-4160B Rev: A303

    Type: CD-ROM ANSI SCSI revision: 05

    Can someone help?
    Thanks a lot!

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    Re: Travan ATAPI IDE Tape Drive is not recognized Kubuntu 9.10

    any idea how to get this to work? i've got the same issue
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    Lightbulb Re: Travan ATAPI IDE Tape Drive is not recognized Kubuntu 9.10

    Now, I have a solution!

    The problem was the hardware configuration: the tape drive was the only drive set as slave on the secondary IDE controller. In Windows this is not a problem - but under Ubuntu the drive is not recognized.

    How to solve it: Connect your tape drive together with another drive on the same IDE controller. E.g. CD-ROM Drive as master, IDE-Tape as slave on the primary (or secondary) IDE-Controller. It should work then!

    Yours,
    Marvin81

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    Re: Travan ATAPI IDE Tape Drive is not recognized Kubuntu 9.10

    hmmm... thats definitely not the issue for me. i've already had it like that and i've used an ata to usb converter and it still gives me the same issues.

    i tried the device in windows 7 and virtual windows xp and neither of them are capable of detecting a tape. they know the drive exists but they don't see a tape.

    in linux, the device is detected but when i try an mt command, nothing happens, it just sits there doing nothing but it doesn't go back to the command line
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