[rescue] Looking for sun4 SunOS4 QIC tapes

Andrew Liles blah at spilk.org
Sun Aug 27 10:05:51 CDT 2017

Awesome... could I convince you to dump copies of them, or perhaps send the
tapes if you can't? I think the old 'copytape' program would preserve the
structure of the tapes, but maybe there is a better way. I have a QIC-150
drive hooked up to a SPARCstation IPC that should be able to read them.
Assuming the tensioning belt hasn't disintegrated in them...

Willing to pay reasonable costs for the tapes of course.


> On Aug 27, 2017, at 7:23 AM, Plamen Mihaylov <plamenspam at afterpeople.com>
> I have 4.0.3c and 4.1.1 tapes for sun4c.
> On Sun, Aug 27, 2017 at 4:23 AM, Andrew Liles <blah at spilk.org> 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?
>> Ib m sure many of these tapes are degrading at this point and Ib m not
>> seeing a whole lot of preservation of pre-Solaris SunOS releases for SPARC
>> around - maybe Ib m 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 havenb t found an equivalent for sun4[emc]
>> Would be happy with the physical tapes themselves or dumps of the
>> Thanks!
>> -a.
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