switching optical drives under linux (fc2)
i hav e a question concerning switching my optical devices (specifically with my ibm t41, running fc2 - applicable to any laptop though ... i assume)
under windows, i have the option to power down an optical device before i remove it (ex. switch a cdrom and put in my hard drive). is it necessary to power down in some way like this when running linux?
i really just want to swap them but am afraid of messing something up
also, once switched, is there a protocol for getting linux to recognized the switched drive?
sorry for the sophmoric question ... never really had to deal with this until now