[rescue] Looking for sun4 SunOS4 QIC tapes

Richard ejb at trick-1.net
Sun Aug 27 05:13:54 CDT 2017

Hi There

So I have original tapes as follows and also a tape drive to read them
(may need some maint as I haven't used it in 15 years). tapes look
visually OK but I think the last time I booted a system or used one
would have been about 1998...

SunOS 4.0.3 export SPARC part number 700-2154-10 Rev A. QIC24/9 tape 1
boot and tape 2 of 2
1.1 News SUNBIN Sun2 Sun3 tar format QIC24 part number 700-1603-10 Rev A
tape 1 of 1
SunOS 4.0.3 export 68030 part number 700-2152-10 rev A QIC24/9 tape 1
boot and tape 2 of 2
SunOS 4.0 export 68020 part numbe r700-1610-10 Rev A QIC24/9 tape1 boot
and tape 2 of 2
SunOS 4.0.1 export 68020 part number 700-2016-11 Rev A tape 1 of 1
1.0 OpenWindows (BETA 2) Sun-3 tar format QIC24 partnumber 700-2102-06
Rev 50
FrameMaker Version 3.0 for Sun 3/Sun4/Sun i386 SunOS 3.0 or greater
SunOS for the 386i including 4.0.2 upgrade kit and hareare diagnostic

unfortunatley I no longer have my 3/50,3/60,3/110,3/260,3/330 or 4/260
to test them on but I could at least create CPIO images if needed....but
I might have to restore a drive first

no promises but if you are in need please let me know


On Sun, 27 Aug 2017, at 11:23 AM, Andrew Liles wrote:
> Looking specifically for the 2x QIC-24 SunOS 4.0.3c sun4c SUNBIN tapes
> but any
> tapes relevant to the SunOS 4.0 - 4.1.4 era for SPARC would be nice to
> have.
> Were tape distros made for sun4m machines?
> Ibm sure many of these tapes are degrading at this point and Ibm not
> seeing a whole lot of preservation of pre-Solaris SunOS releases for
> around - maybe Ibm mistaken! Also seemingly hard to locate are any of
> the
> optional distribution tapes for SunOS4 sun4 - like OpenWindows 1.0, etc.
> sun3arc.org <http://sun3arc.org/> seems to be a great source for 68k-era
> machines but havenbt found an equivalent for sun4[emc]
> Would be happy with the physical tapes themselves or dumps of the
> contents.
> Thanks!
> -a.
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