[CentOS] Cookbook receipe for SCSI tape install requested.

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at gmail.com
Wed Sep 7 03:17:15 UTC 2005

On Tue, 2005-09-06 at 21:54, James B. Byrne wrote:

> 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.

Running kudzu should pick this up for you, but normally that runs
on every reboot so I'm not sure why it isn't already done.

> 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.

alias scsi_hostadapter initio
seems likely.

  Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com

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