Formatting a tape?

Jaime jaime at
Thu Mar 19 10:45:10 PDT 2009

> I assume that this is a fresh tape?  Do other tapes from the same batch
> work?

Thanks for the reply.  Yes, 10 new tapes.  All Sony brand "DLTape VS1"
on the box.  (Only one "t".  Damn marketers.)  They all have this

> What happens if you use dd to try and write to the tape?

I'll give it a try.  I've only used tar and mt so far.


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