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dschlic1
April 20th, 2009, 07:50 PM
Hello;
I am new to linux and Ubuntu. I have Ubuntu 8.10 installed on my computer with a dual boot to both Ubuntu and Windows XP. The Ubuntu install went very smoothly with no appaerant problems.

However I have installed on my system a Adaptec AHA-2940/2940W PCI SCSI controller connected to a Quantum DLT4000 tape drive. I can't seem to get this tape drive to work in Linux. It does work in Windows.

Now it it probably my ignorance, but I would like some basic diagnostic testing procedures to see if the drivers have been installed correctly.

Thank You,
Donald

Ticketoride
April 20th, 2009, 07:55 PM
Adaptec AHA-2940/2940W PCI SCSI controller connected to a Quantum DLT4000 tape drive.
I'd be truly surprised if that could ever be made to work on Linux.

devin122
April 20th, 2009, 10:50 PM
I'd be truly surprised if that could ever be made to work on Linux.
It does! I have the same SCSI card running under Intrepid server. I originally had a Dell LTO ext drive working with it (from a software standpoint, but the loading mechanism was broken).And now I am attempting to use it with a Compaq? AIT drive. The system recognizes the drive, but I am also a newbie and don't know the commands to get it working. :oops:
Ps: If anybody could tell me said commands I would be very grateful.