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Old 09-06-2004, 02:51 PM   #1
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switching optical drives under linux (fc2)

hi -

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



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