On Mon, 6 May 1996, Ing. Rosa Isela Gonzalez Alvarez. wrote:
> I don't know if this is the correct place to make this question: I
> want to connect an EXABYTE EXB-2501T tape unit (it's an SCSI device) to a
> DEC 3000 (Digital) Alpha OSF/1. I'm having some problems to make it
> readable. Any suggestions are appreciated.
The correct place for OSF/1 questions is the Alpha-OSF-Managers mailing
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Tape question ...
From: "Ing. Rosa Isela Gonzalez Alvarez." <rgonzale @