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Old 10-24-2004, 01:03 AM   #1
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Distribution: RH9, Fedora: FC1, FC3, Suse9.3
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Hotplugging an Addonics USB enclosure containing an IDE hard drive

When I want to switch from one Addonics Combo Hard Drive enclosure to another, I unmount the filesystems, unplug the USB connection from the enclosure, unplug the power, plug the power into the second enclosure, and plug in the USB connection. Everything looks ok from a hardware point of view, but Fedora C1 filesystem support still thinks it is looking at the previous enclosure.

I would think that it should be possible to inform Fedora that a new drive is in the enclosure without rebooting, but I haven't been able to find out how. I see a change related to hotplugging between kernel 2.4 and 2.6 mentioned in, but I can't tell whether this means I should upgrade my kernel.

What is the procedure for switching USB hard drive enclosures without rebooting?


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