SUMMARY: Using 8mm tape in 2.5GB then 5GB drive

From: Jim Poland (
Date: Mon May 09 1994 - 08:50:52 CDT

Thanks to all who replied. The consensus amoung replies was to ensure that
I was using the correct device name (I am), and to bulk erase the tape (I'm
not but will be soon). Some suggested that this is the result of a problem
with the st driver. Seems that SunOS 4.1.x will not allow tapes written as
low density to be overwritten as high density, and Solaris 2.3 will not
allow the reverse.

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