On Thursday, 25 September 2003 at 20:44:48 -0700, Frank Jahnke wrote: > On Thu, 2003-09-25 at 19:16, Greg 'groggy' Lehey wrote: >> On Thursday, 25 September 2003 at 15:03:05 -0700, Frank Jahnke wrote: >>> I have an old 9 track tape that, as luck would have it, contains a >>> substantial amount of code that is now of interest to me. Does anyone >>> have a recommendation for someone who might either to transfer it to a >>> CD, or to make it available by ftp? The file contents are all in tar >>> format, written from a Sun cluster under SunOS in the Sun 3 era >>> (remember those days?) >> >> The biggest problem is to find a tape unit which can read the files. >> Do you have one? If so, what's it like? > > I don't have such a drive, and that's the issue (other than the age of > the tape). I have had one kind response from from a newsgroup member > who has the hardware, and is willing to do the conversion. I'll let you > know how it turns out, if you like.
I suppose it could be interesting. Note the footer of my message, which you copied: >> When replying to this message, please copy the original recipients. >> If you don't, I may ignore the reply or reply to the original recipients. >> Given the capacity of such tapes, your best bet is probably to read in >> the entire tape to disk with dd, and then play around with it. If >> it's tar, you should be able to read it directly. >> > The tape is largely empty; I would guess that it has only about 5 MB of > info on it. It was my thought to do as you suggest, but I have not > talked in detail with the offerer. May I send your note along? Sure, the message was public, and it'll be archived on the web. Greg -- When replying to this message, please copy the original recipients. If you don't, I may ignore the reply or reply to the original recipients. For more information, see http://www.lemis.com/questions.html Finger [EMAIL PROTECTED] for PGP public key See complete headers for address and phone numbers
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