Register a domain and help support LQ
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Mandriva
User Name
Mandriva This Forum is for the discussion of Mandriva (Mandrake) Linux.


  Search this Thread
Old 01-19-2004, 12:01 PM   #1
Bob Ross
LQ Newbie
Registered: Jan 2004
Posts: 6

Rep: Reputation: 0
Question "RAW" tape dump/read in Mandrake 9.2?

I have a tape from an SGI (Irix 5.1-6.0?) that I don't have anymore. Can Mandrake do like a RAW tar dump? I have no idea what the write block size was.

I keep getting a "cannot read: Input/Output error"

I've tried to do some block size command line conversions but can't seem to get anything to work.

This has been driving me nuts for some time now. Some web sites say it's impossible to read SGI tapes on Linux/PC's, others say just do this: (insert confusing linux command here) and voilą!

Nothing ever works for me. I have MAndrake 9.2 downloaded version.

Anything will help. Thanks.
Old 01-19-2004, 02:24 PM   #2
Registered: Aug 2002
Posts: 14,770

Rep: Reputation: 1484Reputation: 1484Reputation: 1484Reputation: 1484Reputation: 1484Reputation: 1484Reputation: 1484Reputation: 1484Reputation: 1484Reputation: 1484
Have you tried the dd command?

dd if=/dev/st0 of=<file_name> bs=512 count=2

Like you said block size could be anything. Count = 2 will copy to 512 byte blocks.
Old 01-21-2004, 07:15 PM   #3
Bob Ross
LQ Newbie
Registered: Jan 2004
Posts: 6

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Thanks for the help but that didn't work either. There is a slight chance BRU was used on this tape. Is there a simple way to install bru?

Last edited by Bob Ross; 01-22-2004 at 12:44 AM.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Getting "Short read in buffer_copy" error with "dpkg" stalefries Linux - Software 6 03-24-2010 03:19 PM
Can't boot Mandrake 10.0, "Cannot touch, Read-Only File System" RasutoIbuki Mandriva 5 07-23-2004 08:57 PM
"permission denied" when I try to send raw data to the sound device. Travis86 Linux - Hardware 2 10-29-2003 09:08 AM
gdb assembly dump "i386-slackware-linux" centr0 Linux - General 0 06-11-2003 11:44 AM
Inst mandrake, screen black after"if u can read this press OK" ReallyStupidGuy Linux - Newbie 2 12-04-2002 03:44 PM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:33 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration