mkdev tape

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This post was last updated on June 1st, 2020 at 12:30 pm

# mkdev tape

Tape Drive Configuration Program

1. Configure a SCSI or Enhanced IDE tape drive

2. Configure a different type of tape drive

Select an option or enter q to quit: 1

SCSI or Enhanced IDE Tape Drive Configuration Program

1. Install a SCSI Tape Drive

2. Install an Enhanced IDE Tape Drive

3. Remove a SCSI Tape Drive

4. Remove an Enhanced IDE Tape Drive

5. Change default Tape Drive

6. View Current SCSI and Enhanced IDE Tape Drive configuration

Select an option or enter q to return to main menu: 6

Error: There are no SCSI or Enhanced IDE tapes currently configured.

SCSI or Enhanced IDE Tape Drive Configuration Program

1. Install a SCSI Tape Drive

2. Install an Enhanced IDE Tape Drive

3. Remove a SCSI Tape Drive

4. Remove an Enhanced IDE Tape Drive

5. Change default Tape Drive

6. View Current SCSI and Enhanced IDE Tape Drive configuration

Select an option or enter q to return to main menu: 1

Enter the prefix of the SCSI host adapter that supports this device

or press for the default: ‘wd’

Enter h for a list of host adapters or enter q to quit: cha

Which ‘cha’ SCSI host adapter supports this device?

Select 0-1, or enter q to quit: 0

The Host Adapter parameters will be automatically configured

What SCSI Bus is this device attached to?

Press to use the default:0

Select 0-n, or h for help, or q to quit: 0

What is the Target ID for this device?

Select 0-15, or h for help, or q to quit: 6

What is the LUN of this device?

Press to use the default: 0

Select 0-7, or h for help, or q to quit: 0

You are about to add the following SCSI device:

Host

Adapter Adapter

Type Device Number ID LUN BUS

———————————————-

cha Stp 0 6 0 0

Update SCSI configuration? (y/n) y

The SCSI configuration file has been updated.

Adding device to system configuration files …

System files have been successfully updated.

Configuring Tape Driver …( Stp )

Enter Vendor Identification string or

press to use default

or enter q to return to main menu:

Enter SCSI version that device is conformant to or

press to use default

or enter q to return to main menu:

Enter Response Data Format that device uses or

press to use default

or enter q to return to main menu:

The following tape drive types are supported:

1. Generic SCSI-1 / SCSI-2 tape drive

2. EXABYTE 8mm tape drive (8200 or 8500)

3. IBM rebadged EXABYTE 8mm tape drive (8200)

4. DAT drive (Compressing and non-Compressing)

5. QIC Cartridge tape drive

Please choose one of the above, press

for default,or enter q to return to main menu: 4

Tape Driver Successfully Configured

Default special devices have been created with the following links:

/dev/xct0 linked to /dev/xStp0

/dev/rct0 linked to /dev/rStp0 and /dev/rmt/0b

/dev/nrct0 linked to /dev/nrStp0 and /dev/rmt/0bn

In /etc/default/boot:

No current boot string.

Enter new string, “rm” to remove string,

or enter q to leave current string as is: q

SCSI or Enhanced IDE Tape Drive Configuration Program

1. Install a SCSI Tape Drive

2. Install an Enhanced IDE Tape Drive

3. Remove a SCSI Tape Drive

4. Remove an Enhanced IDE Tape Drive

5. Change default Tape Drive

6. View Current SCSI and Enhanced IDE Tape Drive configuration

Select an option or enter q to return to main menu: 6

The current tape configuration is:

Unit Description

0 DAT drive (Compressing and non-Compressing)

Press to continue

SCSI or Enhanced IDE Tape Drive Configuration Program

1. Install a SCSI Tape Drive

2. Install an Enhanced IDE Tape Drive

3. Remove a SCSI Tape Drive

4. Remove an Enhanced IDE Tape Drive

5. Change default Tape Drive

6. View Current SCSI and Enhanced IDE Tape Drive configuration

Select an option or enter q to return to main menu: q

Tape Drive Configuration Program

1. Configure a SCSI or Enhanced IDE tape drive

2. Configure a different type of tape drive

Select an option or enter q to quit: q

You must create a new kernel to effect the driver change you specified.

Do you wish to create a new kernel now? (y/n) y

The UNIX Operating System will now be rebuilt.

This will take a few minutes. Please wait.

Root for this system build is /

The UNIX Kernel has been rebuilt.

Do you want this kernel to boot by default? (y/n) y

Backing up unix to unix.old

Installing new unix on the boot file system

The kernel environment includes device node files and /etc/inittab.

The new kernel may require changes to /etc/inittab or device nodes.

Do you want the kernel environment rebuilt? (y/n) y

The kernel has been successfully linked and installed.

To activate it, reboot your system.

Setting up new kernel environment

You have successfully re-linked a new kernel.

In order for the changes to be reflected on your emergency boot floppy set,

it is recommended that you run the command ‘/etc/mkdev fd’ and re-create

the emergency boot floppy set with the newly linked kernel.

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A Linux Kernel Developer and a Firmware Developer by profession. Have worked with few big companies: BROADCOM Corporation, Cypress Semiconductor, LSI Corporation, TOSHIBA Corporation, Western Digital; on various cutting edge technologies and product lines, such as: RAID storage Driver, SSD Firmware, WLAN Firmware etc. Having more than 9 years of experience in Software Engineering domain. Now, took a pledge to educate all aspirant students to teach about Linux Kernel Development.

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