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    SubjectRe: hot IDE change
    On Wed, 2002-01-23 at 18:05, ertzog wrote:
    > This question is more about hardware, but is also related to Linux.
    > If I have a harddisk, plugged into the motherboard (IDE cable and power),
    > can I turn it off, plugging out first power cable, then IDE cable.
    > Can it harm harddisk or motherboard?
    > If I can do it, then will Linux detect it back, if I make this
    > operation back: i.e. plug IDE cable, then power cable.
    > Best regards.

    it's possible, yes. and yes linux will do what you need to do. The
    question is can you do it without breaking anything.

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