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

Dave Horsfall dave at horsfall.org
Mon Nov 20 11:18:57 AEST 2017

On Sun, 19 Nov 2017, Ronald Natalie wrote:

[ Tape as a mountable file-system ]

>> So you mount it read-only...
> Still won’t work.    Seek doesn’t work right.

I don't feel like arguing this, but it most certainly did for me, thank 
you very much (I'm desperately trying to be polite here); a modified tape 
driver, perhaps?  It was quite amusing watching it thrash back and forth, 
until I put it out of its misery.

I think I even mentioned it once, in an issue of AUUGN; all I remember now 
was that the tape had 512-byte blocks, just like the RK-05 from which it 
was presumably DD'd (I wasn't silly enough to try a MKFS).

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

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