My original question is listed below. Basically I had two problems
1. mt -f /dev/rst0 returned that the tape was an exabyte 8500.
ANSWER: from Jochen Bern [email@example.com]
strings - `which mt` | grep xab returns:
Exabyte EXB-8200 8mm
Exabyte EXB-8500 8mm
It appears that mt has the contents of stdef.h and st_conf.c
2. Dumping to the new drive using "dump" was causing SCSI
errors, but "tar" and "dd" worked fine.
ANSWER: from your truly
SCSI cable length. I moved the drive to the second scsibus
with far less cable length (ie 0) and it worked like a charm.
Don't know why dump was exposing the problem though.
> Hello sun managers. I'm trying to install an HP 4mm DDS HP1553. It
> is part of an HP stacker using the artecon staker ver 2.0.
> I have a couple of problems with it.
> 1. When the kernel boots, it properly returns an HP 4mm, but
> "mt -f /dev/rst0" returns "exabyte 8500"! I've removed
> all mention of an exabyte in
> but the problem still remains.
> 2. When I run dump using a block size of 126, I get a write
> error and SCSI errors are printed to the console. Tar
> works fine though.
> The machine this is running on is a sparc 20 running sunos 4.1.3
> Any help would be appriciated including what all of the recommened
> flags to dump are for a 4mm of this type.
> p.s. I'll summarize answers.
> -- Abdi
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