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12) INSTALLING LINDA


12.1) Why can't I read my tape on my RS6000?

RS6000 tapedrives are installed with a non-zero default blocksize, probably 1024. This means that only tapes written with this blocksize can be read on this drive. The solution is to use smit to set the blocksize to zero. This allows tapes written with any blocksize to be read.


12.2) Why can't I read my tape on my SGI?

SGI tapedrives read and write tapes with the byte order reversed from many other tapedrives. The solution is to use "dd" with the "conv=swab" option to read the tape. The output from "dd" can be directed to "tar", as follows:

   0d if=<dev> conv=swab | tar xvf -


where <dev> refers to the appropriate tape drive.

 



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