Re: PCMCIA cards in laptops: do they need to be mounted/unmounted when installed/removed?
Ken Heard <email@example.com>:
> Thanks everyone for the replies. If I understand them correctly, the
> situation is as follows:
Very good, however:
> Sure enough, I found a directory called /dev/hde1. By creating
> directory /media/pccfcard and running "mount -t vfat /dev/hde1
> /media/pccfcard" I had complete access to the cf card. I then added an
> appropriate line to /etc/fstab, which I will test after the next time I
> boot my laptop.
No need to wait. Very few things in Unix/Linux require a reboot to
take effect. From a prompt:
should work right away, or tell you why it didn't.
> I also noticed that pccardctl includes the commands insert and eject.
> Since the cards can be hot inserted and removed, I wonder why have these
> two commands.
So the hotplug/udev systems could do it for you. cardctl showed up a
long time before hotplug and udev did.
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