[ale] Are autoeject floppy drives available for linux??
esoteric at 3times25.net
Wed Feb 25 18:59:10 EST 2004
Michael D. Hirsch wrote:
> On Wednesday 25 February 2004 01:57 pm, tfreeman at intel.digichem.net wrote:
>>I got a semi-wild idea last night for my girlfriend's computer. Is there a
>>source of autoeject floppy drives like what Apple used to provide with the
>>mac, and are such drives supported under linux? Since I've been "mount"ing
>>& "umount"ing filesystems since the mid-80s, using floppies my way drives
>>her crazy. Crazy enough that she will not use them, but will wait until
>>I'm around to do the job for her. Obviously, if I'm going to be successful
>>in getting her fully to linux, I need to automate this usage.
> Use supermount. Either grab the patches from sourceforge, or just install
> Mandrake. No more mounting. Just insert, use and eject. Just like in DOS.
> It's like magic if you are used to mount/umount.. Mandrake installs it by
> default, which is why it is the only system I will install for MS refugees.
I don't know of any standard 1.44 floppy drives that eject without
physically depressing the button. I'd love a pointer to such hardware
though. That's why I mentioned the ls120 drives, because they will
autoeject like a cdrom or zip drive.
Until later, Geoffrey Registered Linux User #108567
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