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

Mike Hebel nimitz at nimitzbrood.com
Tue May 1 14:17:34 CDT 2007

On May 1, 2007, at 1:59 PM, Bill Bradford wrote:

> 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.

I had to do something similar when I had a Sony AIT-1 300-model drive 
on Solaris 2.6 but that was an awful long time ago.

I'm frankly surprised you had to jump through hoops.

People who sin say this, "that they had to, to survive." People who sin 
say this, "it's too late now to stop." The shadow called sin dogs them 
steadily from behind, silently without a word. Remorse and agony are 
repeated only to end up at despair in the end, but the sinners just 
don't know that if they'd only turn around there's a light there, a 
light which keeps shining on them ever so lonely. A light that will 
never fade. - Vash

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