If youíre using Xtreme in a system that has a SCSI CD-ROM, you may have run into problems getting some commands to work. This is because the CD doesnít get mounted automatically like it does when attached to an IDE controller. Hereís a quick rundown on how to solve the problem.
(Note, these are only examples from my system, the Xtreme CD does not have drivers for all SCSI adapters, so you may not be able to use this.)
Boot the Xtreme CD and hit ENTER twice as you normally would. Now hold down the SHIFT key and press the UP arrow to scroll back and see the boot-up information. Youíre looking for something similar to this:
scsi1 : Adaptec AIC7XXX EISA/VLB/PCI SCSI HBA DRIVER, Rev 6.1.5
<Adaptec aic7880 Ultra SCSI adapter>
aic7880: Wide Channel A, SCSI Id=7, 16/255 SCBs
Vendor: QUANTUM Model: FIREBALL ST4.3S Rev: 0F0C
Type: Direct-Access ANSI SCSI revision: 02
Detected scsi disk sda at scsi1, channel 0, id 0, lun 0
Vendor: NEC Model: CD-ROM DRIVE: 464 Rev: 1.05
Type: CD-ROM ANSI SCSI revision: 02
Detected scsi CD-ROM sr0 at scsi1, channel 0, id 3, lun 0
(scsi1:A:3): 20.000MB/s transfers (20.000MHz, offset 15)
scsi1:0:0:0: Tagged Queing enabled. Depth 253
sr0: scsi-1 drive
(scsi1:A:0): 20.000MB/s transfers (20.000MHz, offset 15)
SCSI device sda: 8519216 512-byte hdwr sectors (4362 MB)
sda: sda1 sda2
Here you can see the CD-ROM is assigned the ID sr0, and the SCSI hard drive is sda, with two partitions; sda1 and sda2.
Armed with this knowledge, you can now mount the CD-ROM using the command:
And if you have a SCSI hard disk that you want to use as the target for your backups, then you can mount it thusly:
mount /dev/sr0 /cdrom
where X is the partition number to use.
mount /dev/sdaX /mnt/dos