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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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