Re: Use /dev/st0 or /dev/ht0 - which one for a AIT IDE drive?
From: Mikael Pettersson (mikpe_at_harpo.csd.uu.se)
Date: 10 Jun 2004 15:11:08 +0100
In article <D0Zxc.1996$nW.firstname.lastname@example.org>,
Per Münster <email@example.com> wrote:
>I need some help... on hardware addressing:
>I use a AIT IDE tape drive - The drive should have been moved to new and
>faster server (2,4 ghz). It seems that in the faster server running the same
>RH version (RH8) as the older - requires the drive to be addressed as
>/dev/ht0 - the drive starts spinning, but fails to go very far. On the old
>server the drive is addressed as /dev/st0 - and it works properly. Why those
>different device names?
>Why the distinction between /dev/ht0 and /dev/st0?
/dev/ht0 is for when the unit is driven by ide-tape.
/dev/st0 is for when the unit is driven by ide-scsi + st.
The general consensus seems to be that ide-scsi+st is more
reliable than ide-tape.
-- Mikael Pettersson (firstname.lastname@example.org) Computing Science Department, Uppsala University