--- "adrian.wells" <adrian.wells(a)sidcot.org.uk> wrote:
Is it possible to have a floppy unmount automatically
after any windows
browsing it have been closed?
It is, yes, and this could be scripted. Which WM would this be using?
Indeed, rox-filer  actually does this, if you mount a floppy (/floppy,
say) and then close the window in that location, it'll ask you if you want
Changing for a different disk while the current one is
the same disk with revised data) causes it to get into a tizzy; and the
remedy it to log out/in again as it does not refresh the drive except
mounting or saving to a (correctly) mounted disk. Am I right in assuming
that the FD is only written to when it is unmounted?
That's true. The idea is that concurrently the information is stored in
memory and written to only when needed. Unlike windows, this means that
polling the drive every second to see if the disk has changed is
unnecessary. This reduces the need for disk access which is slow.
I don't understand why FD are mounted in this way
if the medium can't be
mechanically locked al a MAC.
If not, is their an alternative floppy
driver/management that can be
(dare I say?) al a Windows?
There are a few -- "supermount" used to do this, but it is *evil* (and
please, do not use it.) autofs is probably your best bet.
As a mater of interest, does anyone know why this
paradigm was used?
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