I have a 7143-150 running AIX 5.3 and am having trouble running
a mksysb to my 7208-011 8mm tape drive. I'm getting the following
# /usr/bin/mksysb -m -e -i /dev/rmt0
"Creating tape boot image......
0512-016 mksysb: Attempt to create a bootable tape failed:
bosboot -d /dev/rmt0.1 -a failed with return code 48."
Error code 48 from errno.h says:
"#define EFORMAT 48 /* Unformatted media */"
I've never formatted an 8mm tape and I doubt that's what this
error code is trying to tell me.
No, the tape is not write protected.
Yes, I've run a cleaning tape ...