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Old 08-20-2004, 08:16 AM   #1
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Is linux plug n play?

I'm about to add a new CD-ROM to my system which already has mandrake 10.0 installed, was wondering if the system is clever enough to detect it or wille i need to do anything like reinstalling the kernel cos of the new hardware?
Old 08-20-2004, 08:26 AM   #2
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You should be fine.
There are no drivers/modules needed to access that drive.
You never will need drivers for a drive - unless you get a SCSI/RAID device.
Plug it in, and go.

Linux is not really Plug-n-Play - but for this one, yes, it should be.
Old 08-20-2004, 09:21 AM   #3
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Originally posted by PenguinPwrdBox

You never will need drivers for a drive - unless you get a SCSI/RAID device.
Plug it in, and go.

hi there

you are right that this cd rom does not require any drivers but,going little further in case of a CD writer which is not scsi device then too it requires SCSI emulation from the kernel
so look out for that



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