danny staple <orionrobots@...> writes:
> On 28/12/05, Martin C. Atkins <martin_ml@...> wrote:
>> I would like to mount a filesystem on a hot-plugged usb drive - i.e. a drive
>> plugged in after colinux started up. Do I have any hope of getting this to work?
>> Or will something freeze if I put a line like the above referring to a file
>> system that doesn't yet exist? More importantly, can I have any guarantee that
>> the Windows path for the filesystem won't change each time I hot-plug?
> Hi Martin,
> That does not seem to cause any problems for me, just make sure for
> the filesystems sake that you mount/and unmount rewritable devices.
> Unfortunately, in the case of USB drives, you cant guarantee that the
> windows path wont change. I have a USB hard-drive caddy which now
> contains a hard drive from an older Linux box, with 3 partitions, if I
> remove it and replace it, the drives take up the next 3 enumerations,
> unplug it again, and the next three, and so on. Windows does not use
> the same enumeration until it cycles over, but if they are mountable
> on windows (a filesystem it recognises), then they will be on the same
> drive letters. Annoying - but my way is just to have added many of the
> enumerations (in a brute force method) to my colinux config, and
> presented them that way. I would be the first to say I would like a
> more elegant method.
Can you show us your colinux configuration? This sounds very
interesting! I think it would be very helpful to see the
configuration lines you use.