[rescue] Looking for sun4 SunOS4 QIC tapes
mcguire at neurotica.com
Sun Aug 27 11:44:43 CDT 2017
Unless these are single-file tapes, dumping with dd is unlikely to be
sufficient. It would stop at the first file marker, leaving any
subsequent files unread. It's important to use a program that knows
about tape structures to create tape images.
On 08/27/2017 12:21 PM, Plamen Mihaylov wrote:
> I already made dumps with dd, you can download the files from
> On Sun, Aug 27, 2017 at 6:05 PM, Andrew Liles <blah at spilk.org> wrote:
>> 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
>>>> tapes relevant to the SunOS 4.0 - 4.1.4 era for SPARC would be nice to
>>>> 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
>>>> around - maybe Ib m mistaken! Also seemingly hard to locate are any of
>>>> optional distribution tapes for SunOS4 sun4 - like OpenWindows 1.0, etc.
>>>> sun3arc.org <http://sun3arc.org/> seems to be a great source for
>>>> machines but havenb t found an equivalent for sun4[emc]
>>>> Would be happy with the physical tapes themselves or dumps of the
>>>> rescue list - http://www.sunhelp.org/mailman/listinfo/rescue
>>> rescue list - http://www.sunhelp.org/mailman/listinfo/rescue
>> rescue list - http://www.sunhelp.org/mailman/listinfo/rescue
> rescue list - http://www.sunhelp.org/mailman/listinfo/rescue
Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
New Kensington, PA
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