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Old 02-09-2004, 10:02 PM   #1
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Location: Gainesville, GA
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External (swapable) CDROM/Floppy bays..?

I don't know if anybody has come across this or not, but I have a DELL Latitude Csx that does not have a floppy or CD-ROM internally. Any time I need to use either, I have to plug in a cable and use the drives externally. Now, installing Linux was fine.. But I don't want to lug around my CDROM every time I boot. When I do need to use it, I have to reboot to get either to work. Is there a module or service that I can restart instead of rebooting?

Any help is appreciated.


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