Adaptec 29320ALP-R and tape drive

Justin T. Gibbs gibbs at
Tue Jul 7 15:59:23 UTC 2009

Go into the card 29320's BIOS and configure your tape drive for non-packetized
negotiation.  If this works, we can try a few other things in the driver to see
if it is possible to get things working in packetized mode.


Jay Hall wrote:
> I just installed an Adaptec 29320ALP-R in my FreeBSD 7.2 server.  
> Connected to the card is an HP Ultrium 1/8 G2 tape drive.
> During the boot sequence, FreeBSD pauses to wait for the SCSI devices to 
> settle.  Then, I receive the following message
> (probe79:ahd0:0:4:0: Probable outgoing LQ CRC error.  Retrying command.
> I have moved the card to a different slot with the same results, 
> replaced the cable, etc.   If I do not power on the tape drive, the 
> system will boot normally.
> Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
> Thanks,
> Jay
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