Subject: Re: Tapeboot problem SOLUTION
To: None <>
From: Tom Samplonius <>
List: port-sun3
Date: 12/08/1995 04:08:32
On Thu, 7 Dec 1995 wrote:

> >  I can't make my Sun 3/60M boot a NetBSD-1.1 tape.
> > 
> >  I get this on boot up:
> > 
> > >> NetBSD tapeboot [$Revision: 1.3 $]
> > exec: short read
> > tapeboot: 1: Input/output error
> > tapeboot: segment? [1]
> Tom, I get the exact same error (also a Sun3/60). Let me know if you find a
> solution to it....

  I found a solution that works for me.

  I gunzipped the netbsd-rd.gz and miniroot.gz files and then modified 
MakeBootTape to dd the raw files instead.  Without the overhead of 
gunzipping on the fly, the tape drive ran almost continuously.

  I think maybe my tapedrive is starting to die, and doesn't position itself 
accurately, while stopping and starting during a write.