> I have an exebyte 8200 8mm tape unit that I'd like to use in Xenix 2.3.4.
> This version doesn't have drivers for it, but I also have SCO Open Server
> 2.0 which does have the drivers. Is it possible to use the files on the
> Open Server machine on the Xenix machine? Does anybody know how to do this?
> Or, know any other solutions like the existence of Xenix specific drivers
> for this tape drive?
> Thanks for any help or suggestions you may provide.
There are no special drivers needed for this machine. I have an Exabyte 8200 as
well as an 8505. The Exabyte 8200 was being used on a SCO Xenix 2.3.2 machine
for over 8 years. As long as you have the proper SCSI card, then it is simply a
matter of doing a "mkdev tape" and following the onscreen instructions. I took
this same tape drive, when I had to upgrade to SCO Openserver 5.05a, and simply
took the card out of the Xenix machine and installed it into the 5.05 machine,
and then did a "mkdev tape" and everything has been fine ever since. If the
drive is mounted in a proprietary external case, such as *netics, then they
will require their own special drivers, as some external manufacturers have
add-ons in the external drive cases, such as digital displays, and security
devices. However, most cases, you should be alright just doing a mkdev tape.