[rescue] Anybody have a DDS-4 drive I can borrow?
mrbill at mrbill.net
Mon Apr 30 18:12:55 CDT 2007
On Mon, Apr 30, 2007 at 05:59:55PM -0400, Carl R. Friend wrote:
> That's easy. What gets weird is when you've got proprietary
> installers that read the raw device directly and your endianness
> is wrong. That's why I like keeping intact reference systems
Now I just get to fight with Solaris 10 not liking a st.conf entry 
from the installation manual for the tape drive . Otherwise,
 From the manual, with the vendor string modified appropriately as
this is a "Manfuactured by Seagate for IBM" drive:
"ARCHIVE IBM-STD224000N!","Seagate DAT Drive","SEAGATE_DAT";
SEAGATE_DAT = 1,0x2c,0,0xd639,4,0x00,0x8C,0x8C,0x8C,3;
Solaris 10 then bitches about the number of parameters in the SEAGATE_DAT
definition line. I've looked in a ships-from-the-factory st.conf from Solaris circa '00, and it has the *exact same entries* as above.
 Archive^HSeagate STD224000N, aka "Python 24" or "Scorpion 24" 12/24G
DDS3 drive with IBM firmware. Seagate won't even admit to ever having
made or owning a company that made tape drives.
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