[TUHS] Determining what was on a tape back in the day

Dave Horsfall dave at horsfall.org
Mon Nov 20 08:00:28 AEST 2017

On Sun, 19 Nov 2017, Ron Natalie wrote:

> You could actually mkfs a DECtape and mount it but the system would 
> stall while rewinding to write the superblock. 

The early Sun boxes used to hang when rewinding the cartridge tape, 
because the controller didn't release the Multibus; the stingy Lionel 
Singer used to sell the 3/50 as cheap servers...

And you haven't lived until just for fun you put a file system onto a 
9-track tape and ran FSCK on it.

Dave Horsfall DTM (VK2KFU)  "Those who don't understand security will suffer."

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