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SubjectRe: Can this CD/Floppy Behaviour be Done? [offtopic?]
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Followup to:  <366C4F74.350D6D9D@chrysler.com>
By author: Dennis Grant <dg50@daimlerchrysler.com>
In newsgroup: linux.dev.kernel
>
> I was futzing with my system in user-space last night, and I wonder if
> there's a way to do something:
>
> One of the behaviours I really miss from my Amiga days is the ability to
> auto-detect and auto-mount removeable media filesystems.
>

This is very hard (read: highly unsafe) to do on the PC, because the
hardware doesn't give a signal to the OS that something has been
inserted, and even worse -- that something is about to be removed.
Even IDE CD-ROMs with a soft button and motorized mechanisms, which
*should* be able to do this, don't give the software the neccessary
clues that something has been inserted, or that someone pressed the
button.

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