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    Default IDE hotplug support

    I have an extraible IDE disk wich supports hotplug ( i don't kwnow what kind of circuits it has in the rack) but the program wich it is only for windows. I'm looking for some way of using it with opensuse 11.1 but i don't know how to do it. Any help will be apreciated.

    TIA.

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    Default Re: IDE hotplug support

    The first step when such a device is connected is detection by the kernel. I do not know if the kernel will detect IDE hot connection/disconnection. It should then signal udev. udev should then make device special files in /dev.

    I think the proof of the pudding is in the eating. Do
    Code:
    ls -l /dev/sd*
    connect the device and do again
    Code:
    ls -l /dev/sd*
    see if something is added there.
    Henk van Velden

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    Default Re: IDE hotplug support

    hcvv wrote:

    >
    > The first step when such a device is connected is detection by the
    > kernel. I do not know if the kernel will detect IDE hot
    > connection/disconnection. It should then signal udev. udev should then
    > make device special files in /dev.
    >
    > I think the proof of the pudding is in the eating. Do
    >
    > Code:
    > --------------------
    > ls -l /dev/sd*
    > --------------------
    >
    > connect the device and do again
    >
    > Code:
    > --------------------
    > ls -l /dev/sd*
    > --------------------
    >
    > see if something is added there.
    >
    >


    Before that - to see if it's recognised at all

    Code:
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    fdisk -l
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    as root should show all the drives the kernel knows about.

    Probably best to run this before and after plugging to see what, if
    anything, changes.

    Alan

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    Default Re: IDE hotplug support

    I suppose this does the same, because even fdisk can not read from disks that have no device special files.
    Henk van Velden

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