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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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