Subject: Exabyte 8200 - is anyone using one successfully?
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Eric Volpe <>
List: current-users
Date: 12/18/1996 04:08:49
I've been trying to use an exabyte 8200 on both i386 and pmax netbsd boxes
without luck. depending on block size, device file, and probably the phase
of the moon, it either crashes the machines, hangs the scsi bus completely,
or just fails with an i/o error. I've been unable to come up with any rhyme
or reason to what happens under which circumstances. The drive, incidentally
is fine. IT reads and writes perfectly on the pmax under ultrix and on the
i386 under linux. 

I would appreciate if anyone who is using an exabyte 8200 successfully would
send me a quick summary of how you use it (dump options, blocking, etc..) 
and the jumper settings of your drive!

thanks very much.. 

			eric volpe