Subject: Re: Exabyte 8200 problems
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Charles M. Hannum <email@example.com>
Date: 12/05/1994 18:35:37
I just put an Exabyte 8200 on my 486DX2/66 running NetBSD-1.0.
I have not been able to read or write to any tape.
"mt stat" always returns "unknown tape drive type (7)"
"dd if=/dev/rst0 of=/dev/null" always returns
"dd: /dev/rst0: Input/output error" (plus a report of 0 records/bytes)
"tar ..." gets the same "Input/output error".
Do you get any console messages when this happens? Something like:
st0(foo0:4:0): illegal request
perhaps? I think the 8200 (some firmware revisions, anyway) requires
a hack to read and write mode page 0, similar to the Tandberg 3600 I
You could try enabling the rogue entry for it. If it doesn't work as
is, changing page_0_size from 5 to 12 might work. (Someone else
indicated that worked on his drive, but it didn't work on the one I