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

Bill Bradford mrbill at mrbill.net
Tue May 1 13:59:44 CDT 2007

On Tue, May 01, 2007 at 01:27:34PM -0400, Charles Shannon Hendrix wrote:
> 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?

With SUPPORTED tape drives, it "just works".  

Due to this being an IBM firmwared drive with a SCSI ID string that Solaris
wouldn't recognize, I had to "force" the OS to recognize the drive for what
it actually is.


Bill Bradford 
Houston, Texas

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