I have an internal IBM 4/8gig Tape Drive model no IBM4326NP (series 7206)firmware release 4.BK.
This is the new microcode(is this firmware?) released for this device. These are the details from the IBM site
RS/6000 IBM 4GB 4mm Tape Drive Microcode
This package is being provided to allow the update of older IBM 4GB 4mm Tape Drives to the current level of microcode that is currently shipping from IBM.
Version 2.60 10/01/2000
Microcode contained in this package
Microcode in this package is for the following IBM 4mm tape drives:
4GB 4mm internal tape drive (mine)
4GB 4mm external 7206-005 tape drive
4mm external 7332-005 tape drive
4mm external 7336-205 tape library
Now here is the problem
To determine the level of microcode in your 4mm tape drive, type the command on an AIX prompt:
lscfg -vl rmt* | pg
The response to this will be:
Machine type and model … IBM4326NP…
Device Specific(Z1) … 4AC, or 4… or 5620 or 5…
What is AIX?
It gets worse
Installing the Microcode
Follow the Download procedures on the Web site. Be sure to download the files to the /tmp directory as the following instructions assume the /tmp directory is where the download was done to.
Print and read the README file.
Change directory to the /tmp/4mm_tape directory where you downloaded the microcode to from the Web using the AIX command:
You will get the following files:
4GB 4mm internal tape drive and 4GB 4mm external 7206-005 tape drive microcode file:
This is the url
IBM pSeries & RS/6000 Microcode Password
You should record this eleven character “case sensitive” password:
You must enter this password to unzip any microcode file. You now have all you need to download pSeries & RS/6000 microcode.
4mm 4GB DDS2 Tape Drive (7206-005) 10/01/2000
Version 4Co0 5ALL 6640
I can only assume that the 4mmtape.bin is a zip file but in a different OS. If someone can work this out and d/l the file from above and unzip it for me under the AIX/Unix/Soloris OS? Can you please send me the contents of the zip as a normal winzip file to email@example.com. Then how we will get the new microcode installed under windows me will be another topic.
Thanks in advance to anyone who can help me out.