RQZX1 setup?

From: Doc Shipley <doc_at_mdrconsult.com>
Date: Sat Aug 14 14:55:11 2004

Douglas Taylor wrote:

>> I had found a couple of pages of the manual and have been able to
>> get into the firmware and configure the system **if and only if** a
>> TZ30 tape drive is attached.
> This sounds odd. A TZ30 is holding your system 'hostage'? I've
> connected a TZ30 into the scsi bus and didn't noticed anything odd.

   It's very weird, for sure.

>> Even if the controller is set to MSCP on both channels and an
>> alternate second CSR address, I can't access the RFM either by the ODT
>> method or the BOOT xU253 method, and can't boot from the SCSI disk.
> If you need more info from the manual I'll scan the table of contents.

   One of the resellers I trade with is sending me a manual to scan, but

>> This isn't a showstopper, but it is terribly confusing. The person
>> from whom I got the switch settings and RFM instructions runs a
>> variety of tape devices on his RQZX1 with no problems.
> What other kinds of tape devices can you use?

   My HP C1536 DDS1 works fine, and a TZ06 works, as long as the TZ30 is
attached. I have an Exabyte 8505XL and a TSZ07 I could try as well, but
I don't think it would make much difference.

   The only thing I haven't tried is disabling the tape channel
entirely, booting nad configuring the RQZX1 like that, then re-enabling
TMSCP without the TZ30. I'll probably try that out in a week or so,
when I get back from AZ.

Received on Sat Aug 14 2004 - 14:55:11 BST

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