SCSI TK50 and writing tape
emu at e-bbes.com
Sun Aug 12 12:14:19 CDT 2007
Mr Ian Primus wrote:
> My attempts to boot the MicroVax continue:
> After much digging around at the house, I finally
> found another TK50 cartridge. This one is in good
> condition. I cleaned my SCSI TK50 drive, and mounted
> the tape. It read fine, I was able to dd the contents
> (one ~70mb VMS data file, with header and trailer) off
> the tape and onto my PC. So far so good. I erased the
> tape, and tried to write the NetBSD boot.fs to it.
> dd if=boot.fs of=/dev/nst0 bs=512
Another advice: get Eric Smith's tapecopy program, and check, if the
block sizes on tape are really the ones you thought you are writing.
Helped me a lot in the past.
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