TU58 dump tool on Linux?

Jan-Benedict Glaw jbglaw at lug-owl.de
Wed Jun 17 04:30:25 CDT 2020

On Wed, 2020-06-17 10:29:08 +0200, Jan-Benedict Glaw via cctalk <cctalk at classiccmp.org> wrote:
> On Wed, 2020-06-10 21:06:40 +0200, Mattis Lind via cctalk <cctalk at classiccmp.org> wrote:
> > Is there anyone that has already built a tool to dump TU58-tapes on a Linux
> > machine? I have the drive of course.
> I had a look at the TU58 documentation, it doesn't seem too hard to
> wire it up as a BUSE or NBD block device, though it'll be slow by
> today's standards. If I ever get my hands on a drive and a few tapes
> (at least one with known content!), I'll give it a try.

As the tapes are so small, it would probably even make sense to just
cache the whole tape upon starting the block device simulation and
just write to the tape as needed.

  Now, as I'm curious about it, I need such a drive. :)



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