[CentOS] Cookbook receipe for SCSI tape install requested.

James B. Byrne ByrneJB at Harte-Lyne.ca
Wed Sep 7 02:54:57 UTC 2005

On 6 Sep 2005 at 18:13, Rodrigo Barbosa wrote:

> You will have to select the correct module for your controler, and
> configure it (/etc/modprobe.conf). lspci might give you the information
> you need to get started.

Perhaps I am using the wrong terminology for my request.  I am 
seeking assistance in configuring linux to recognize and use a scsi 
tape drive.  The scsi controller was added to this system for the 
sole purpose of supporting the tape unit long after the os was 
loaded.  I do not know how to tell the linux kernel to select and 
load the necessary module to access the scsi controller and thence 
the tape drive.  That is why I sought a cookbook solution to this 
problem. There must be somewhere, a well defined series of steps that 
one goes through to identify, select, and configure the appropriate 
module for a specific scsi adapter.  I lack this knowledge and this 
is what I seek.

lspci yields this: 

05:04.0 SCSI storage controller: Initio Corporation 360P (rev 02)

/etc/modeprobe.conf contains this:

alias eth0 e100
alias snd-card-0 snd-intel8x0
options snd-card-0 index=0
install snd-intel8x0 /sbin/modprobe --ignore-install snd-intel8x0 && 
/usr/sbin/alsactl restore >/dev/null 2>&1 || :
remove snd-intel8x0 { /usr/sbin/alsactl store >/dev/null 2>&1 || : ; 
}; /sbin/modprobe -r --ignore-remove snd-intel8x0
alias usb-controller ehci-hcd
alias usb-controller1 uhci-hcd

SO. What do 	I put into modprobe.conf to get the system to recognize 
the scsi controller?  Is there a utility to detect and do this?  I 
appreciate all the assistance but I need a more basic, step by step, 
explanation of how to go about this.



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