[TUHS] Ultrix Tape: Block Size?

Aaron Jackson aaron at aaronsplace.co.uk
Tue Oct 16 07:52:40 AEST 2018

If it is anything like installing NetBSD, which I have done on a
VAXstation with a DLT4 drive, it should be 512 byte.

So, while I do not know for sure for Ultrix and MicroVAX, 512 is
probably a good starting point? Hopefully someone else will *actually*


Warren Toomey via cctalk writes:

> All, I received this request from Matthew who isn't subscribed to either
> the TUHS or cctalk lists. He knows how to read the lists archives. Many
> thanks for any help you can provide.
> Cheers, Warren
> ----- Forwarded message from Matthew Whitehead -----
> Date: Mon, 15 Oct 2018 08:25:39 -0400
> From: Matthew Whitehead
> Subject: Ultrix Tape Blocks
>    Warren,
>      I wonder if you can give me a referral. I want to install Ultrix-32
>    on my MicroVAX II using the ancient TK-50 tape drive. I know the tape
>    files are on your archive, but I need to know the block size for each
>    of the many files; it can vary a lot.
>    Who might be able to help me with this?
>    Matthew Whitehead
> ----- End forwarded message -----

Aaron Jackson - M6PIU

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