SCSI 9-Track tape under VMS..?

From: Kevin Handy <>
Date: Tue Dec 10 10:58:00 2002

Zane H. Healy wrote:

>> From the its been way too long to remember department...
>>I just put an old HP SCSI 9-track tape drive on my 4000/400 running
>>Vax/VMS 5.2... Does VMS probe SCSI devices at boot time? Is there a
>>way to access this drive without re-generating the system..?
SCSI gets probed at boot time. You might try a
"show device" or "show scsi" at the consol prompt ">>>"
to see if it can see it.

>What happens when you do a 'SHO DEV MK'? For example:
>$ sho dev mk
>Device Device Error Volume Free Trans
> Name Status Count Label Blocks Count
>MONK$MKA500: Online 0
>Though the above is a on a PWS 433au running OpenVMS 7.2-1H1 and the drive
>is a DEC TLZ06 (4mm DAT).
> Zane
Try this

    run sys$system:sysgen
    SYSGEN> autoconf all

then do the "sho dev mk" again.
Received on Tue Dec 10 2002 - 10:58:00 GMT

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