Subject: Re: help the newbie?
To: None <port-sun3@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Michael Richardson <>
List: port-sun3
Date: 04/06/1996 14:07:59
>>>>> "Perry" == Perry Hutchison <> writes:
    >> Sun3's typically came with 60meg drives.  Most modern systems
    >> come with 150 meg drives.  Don't dispair --- read your manuals.
    >> You should be able to convince something to write a 60 meg tape
    >> ...

    Perry> Not.  A 60MB drive uses wider tracks (and therefore fewer
    Perry> of them) than a 150.  A 150 drive can read a 60 tape by
    Perry> positioning its narrow-gap head in the middle of the wide
    Perry> track, but there is no way for a 150 drive to write the
    Perry> full width of a 60 track.

  Moreover, most systems will boot from 150mb drives. A number of
years ago Dyane Bruce <> reworked the two 60Mb
SunOS tapes into a single 150Mb bootable tape.