[rescue] Anybody have a DDS-4 drive I can borrow?

Charles Shannon Hendrix shannon at widomaker.com
Tue May 1 12:27:34 CDT 2007

Bill Bradford wrote:

> [0] From the manual, with the vendor string modified appropriately as 
>     this is a "Manfuactured by Seagate for IBM" drive:
> tape-config-list= \
> "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.

Why does Solaris require all of this to work with a tape drive?

With BSD or Linux, I just plug the drive in and start working.

Isn't there a way to "just use it" in Solaris?

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