Hardware installation, Initio – Initio INI-9090U User Manual
8 Host computer configuration
Most computer manufacturers with a PCI bus automatically configure the add on-
card or host adapter I/O Port address, IRQ Channel and BIOS address. If this is not
the case with your computer system, you will need to manually configure your
There are two means of configuring the PCI bus from the host computer system:
1. Setting jumpers on the host system motherboard.
2. Setting CMOS BIOS incorporated into the host system.
You will need to refer to the host computer system documentation to complete PCI
bus activation and setup.
If the host system will be using a SCSI device to provide system boot capability,
then the system CMOS drive type settings may need to be changed. Under some
conditions the system will expect the boot disk to be an IDE drive. This must be
changed in order to boot from a SCSI device.
9 System startup
The newly installed SCSI bus is now ready to power up. Switch on peripheral and
host computer system power. The system monitor should display the following
information, but may vary, based on the system BIOS manufacturer.
The normal Power-On Self Test and memory test procedure.
The host adapter sign on message including a list of attached SCSI devices.
The list should match the peripheral devices attached to the bus. In most cases the
host computer system is now configured and ready for use.
Some situations will require that a low-level format be performed using the host adapter
SmartSCSI Setup Utility to initialize a SCSI disk drive and lay the foundation for a
bootable SCSI drive.
10 SmartSCSI Setup Utility
The SmartSCSI Setup Utility simplifies the SCSI installation process by eliminating
the need for opening the system to change system jumpers and switch settings. All
necessary host adapter functions are accessible through the utility, simplifying
customization for your system needs. Initios SmartSCSI Setup Utility is divided
into five segments identified by: Scan Bus; Device Setup; Adapter Setup; BIOS Setup; and
Disk Utility. These program functions are accessible by typing <CTRL><I> at the