Quasijarus 4.3BSD on 1600bpi magtape

From: Michael Sokolov <msokolov_at_ivan.Harhan.ORG>
Date: Fri Jan 24 18:04:01 2003

Jochen Kunz <jkunz_at_unixag-kl.fh-kl.de> wrote:

> Yes. Use maketape from the 2.11BSD distribution.

I strongly advise against this approach. I will not provide any help or support
to any user attempting to bootstrap 4.3BSD-Quasijarus from tapes written by
this method. 4.3BSD-Quasijarus isn't 2.11BSD, and one cannot expect the tools
from some random foreign OS to produce correct distribution tapes for 4.3BSD-

> You have to observe the
> correct block sizes, that you can't do with dd.

Yes you can. dd bs=blocksize. Here is the sequence of commands to write a
4.3BSD-Quasijarus 1600 BPI distribution:

(mount the first reel)
dd if=stand of=/dev/nrmt0h bs=512
dd if=miniroot of=/dev/nrmt0h bs=20b
dd if=rootdump of=/dev/nrmt0h bs=20b
dd if=usr.tar of=/dev/nrmt0h bs=20b
mt rew
(first reel done)
(mount the second reel)
dd if=srcsys.tar.Z of=/dev/nrmt0h bs=20b
dd if=src.tar.Z of=/dev/nrmt0h bs=20b
(second reel done)

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