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Old 07-21-2005, 07:00 AM   #1
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Question How to mount removable drive?

How to mount removable drive?

I am mounting a floppy drive and unfortunately it is not possible
unless there is a diskette inserted, it is the same case for CDROM drive.

Then each time I need to read/write a new diskette I have to
re-mount my drive.

My question is how to mount floppy and cdrom one time to avoid
refreshing each time the removable device ?

I use slackware 10.1 with kernel2.4 an kernel 2.6
Old 07-21-2005, 07:05 AM   #2
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I use autofs for my part, look at this thread :

And the link for rc.autofs :
Old 07-21-2005, 09:37 AM   #3
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just to clear out, you CANT mount something that doesnt exist, so every time, even using autofs the system will be mounting the drive ONLY when something is inserted.... I think this is obvious, even in windows you can't access the floppy drive if there arent none disk inserted...

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Just as maginotjr said; EVERY OS treats mounting and unmounting removable drives in the same way Linux does, it's just that Windoze and sMac utilize a snazzy script, not unlike autofs (or rc.autofs, as the case may be), to keep it as transparent as they can. The reason an empty drive can't be mounted is that it's the filesystem on the diskette (or CD, etc.) that is being mounted, rather than the drive itself.

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