Re: hotplugging ide harddrive
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On Mon, 04 Jun 2007 09:55:05 -0500
Ron Johnson <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> You can plug a raw drive directly into a running system? I don't
> believe you.
Some Thinkpads, some laptops, can do this.
> As Douglas says, IDE doesn't support hot-swapping.
It wasn't designed that way, no, but some laptop vendors have figured
out ways to support it, and AFAIK Linux *does* support these methods.
If I'm not mistaken, ACPI even is a cross-vendor generic method of
this. Look at the documentation of hdparm, and in the case of Thinkpads
there was a kernel module called lt_hotswap, although I think that's
now superseded by thinkpad_acpi and/or generic ACPI bay support.
> > How to do with debian ? Any idea ?
> With USB or Firewire enclosures. Piece of cake.
Andrew J. Barr
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