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Is there an appl for linux to allow hot swapping of drives on the universial bus ie:cd/dvd/floppy wihtout shutting down/change hdwr./boot Or is there a patch or someway to do ...
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    Hot swappaing?


    Is there an appl for linux to allow hot swapping of drives on the universial bus ie:cd/dvd/floppy wihtout shutting down/change hdwr./boot

    Or is there a patch or someway to do this at this time without shutting down...(and don'tsay unmount pull drive, that causes an inumeralbe amount of problems as you can imagine)

    Or atleast a way to shut off/on(or mount/unmount the whole bus) the universial bus to allow warm plugging?
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    http://linux-hotplug.sourceforge.net

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    But of course you have to make sure you have hotswappable drives...You don't really wanna take a normal IDE drive out while you're running...
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    thnx lord ...all that stuff works though,I think i was actualy looking for a way to warm plug thease drives so i wouldn't momentarily fry the system ( It's done in windoz with a software utility)

    now sarumont your right ones an ide,ones a scsi,& one is floppy.
    for me this is no longer an issue ..i just use a usb flash drive and the cd/dvd
    and shutdown to put the burner in. just thought i'd see if there was a way.


    so i take it there will be no way to do this ......cause they now have cd -r-rw/dvd/-r-rw as one drive now on the newest lappies eh!......plan:
    sell generator buy new lappie as planned
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