I apologize in advance for the lack of details but the machine which manifests
the troubles is in another city and isn't connected to any printer/network.
We have a borrowed Indigo R4000 Entry box with a small internal disk, an
internal floppy, an internal DAT tape, an external DAT tape and an external
When I put a DAT tape writen in TAR format in any of the DAT drivers "mt stat"
says that the tape is ", audio ..., program 170" and won't let me access the
data on the tape. I removed all the devices to see if it's a SCSI problem
(i.e. left with the internal disk and the internal DAT drive) but still get the
same. Same results with the external DAT drive.
The same DAT tape reads fine on another machine (also R4000 Entry with a
Python DAT drive) which does NOT say ", audio ..., program 170".
Could it be a known hardware/firmware problem? I was told another machine also
had such troubles until the driver was replaced but the local support people
can't reach us quick enough and we need the machine ASAP.
Thanks for any hints,
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