Installing a SCSI tape drive
SCSI tape drives are added to the system as SCSI
devices. You must specify the SCSI host adapter type,
the host adapter number, target ID, logical unit
number (LUN), and bus number as described in
The SCSI tape device driver,
Stp, is not automatically configured
into the kernel during installation.
If this is the first SCSI peripheral that you are
adding to the SCSI bus controlled by a host adapter,
you may need to supply additional hardware information about the
adapter as described in
``Adding a SCSI peripheral device''.
Select SCSI tape device installation.
If the SCSI tape driver is not already configured into
the kernel, the installation does this automatically.
Enter the type and number of the host adapter. If the host
adapter driver is not already configured into the kernel, enter
the requested hardware configuration information. Confirm the
values displayed to update the Link Kit.
Enter the details of the SCSI address of the drive and
confirm the information.
Specify the following information
to configure the tape drive optimally for the system.
To select a generic SCSI configuration,
press <Enter> when asked for these values:
vendor-specific ID string
The string returned by the
SCSI device INQUIRY command.
Enter 1 for SCSI-1, or 2 for SCSI-2.
response data format
Enter 0 for SCSI-1, 1 for the common command set
(CCS) REQUEST SENSE command,
or 2 for SCSI-2.
Obtain this information from the documentation that was
supplied with the tape drive or by contacting the
Choose one of the following entries that describes the
type of tape drive you are installing:
Generic SCSI-1/SCSI-2 (including 9-track)
Exabyte 8mm (8200 or 8500)
IBM rebadged Exabyte 8mm (8200)
DAT (compressing and non-compressing)
This will enable the SCSI tape device driver to
make best use of the drive's capabilities. If you are
unsure, choose the default generic SCSI-1/SCSI-2
The installation prompts you to change the default
bootstring if you want to alter the configuration settings
used for the tape device at boot time. See the
manual page for details.
You can now relink the kernel and reboot to use the tape
drive. You may defer relinking if you have other devices
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