525 meg tape drive (7207-011) and retension

525 meg tape drive (7207-011) and retension

Post by Bruce T. Harv » Sun, 14 Jun 1992 03:53:13

Query for you netlanders ... has anyone found out a way to defeat or
turn off the retension status on the new 525 Meg tape drives?  Since
it is defined as an "other" type of tape drive, SMIT and chdev and
chcfg do not permit the retension flag to be used.  Documentation
implies that the restriction lies in the system and not in the drive
but we haven't been able to find out how to NOT make it retension
on tape change/drive reset.

Any ideas?

a T d H v A a N n K c S e

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