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From: Gavin Seddon <gavin.m.seddon@...>
Subject: Re: initio seen, mt -f doesn't work
Date: Mon, 12 Dec 2005 09:50:56 +0000
Is there a way of determining the board type, other than opening the box
and removing the card.  I don't have it's original box.
Thanks.


On Sun, 2005-12-11 at 07:39 -0600, Brett Johnson wrote:
> On Sun, Dec 11, 2005 at 10:32:20AM +0000, Gavin Seddon wrote:
> > Hi,
> > When I modprobe initio I get the single word 'killed' at which the whole
> > system freezes and I have to switch off at the box.  Do I need to modify
> > the kernel?
> > Thanks.
> > 
> What model initio board do you have? There are two
> different initio drivers, and the one called "initio" is for the 9100
> series chipset. It's possible loading the wrong chipset could lock up
> the pc, or at least the console. When the console locks up, I like to go
> to a different terminal (pc) and see if I can ping the frozen pc. If so,
> then try to ssh in (assuming ssh is running) and see if I can shut it
> down remotely.
> 
> All you should need configure in the kernel is:
>  CONFIG_SCSI: SCSI device support
>  CONFIG_CHR_DEV_ST: SCSI tape support
> 
> And depending of the controller chipset, either:
>  CONFIG_SCSI_INITIO: Initio 9100U(W) support
>  CONFIG_SCSI_INIA100: Initio INI-A100U2W support
> 
> This assumes you don't have an Onstream tape drive of a multi slot tape
> drive. If so, there are a few extra drivers needed, but that's not the
> issue you are having at this time.
> 
> If the tape drive is external, you can try and shut off the drive before 
> you boot the PC and then see if you can get the module to load. It's 
> possible that there is something wrong with the SCSI bus (bad tape drive,
> improper termination) that is causing the driver to hang the system. You 
> should also confirm you have proper termination on the SCSI bus.
> 
> Also, you can refer to: http://www.initio.com/support/download.htm#pc.
> It appears the inito driver in the kernel supports most of their boards,
> but if you have a really old board (INI-9100/9100W), you may need to
> download a seperate driver. There is also a link to flash the bios, but I
> would only try that as a last resort.
> 
> Brett
-- 
Dr Gavin Seddon
School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences 
University of Manchester
Oxford Road, Manchester 
M13 9PL, U.K.

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