>>>>> "Jerome" == Jerome BENOIT <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes: Jerome> I am sorry: I guess taht there is a misunderstanding. my laptop Jerome> is a Dell Inspiron 7000k: the media bay allows to swap the CDROM Jerome> reader (hardware) and the ZiP reader (hardware). I have an IBM ThinkPad, which has a similar mechanism (they call it UltraBay). I can swap the drive when it's suspended, then run the idectl script found in the hdparm package (it gets installed in /usr/share/doc/hdparm/examples/idectl, but I have a symlink from /usr/local/bin). For me, I do "idectl 1 rescan". I just swap drives when suspended, because if I swap when running, the laptop starts beeping, which makes me afraid that swapping will mess something up. -- Hubert Chan <email@example.com> - http://www.uhoreg.ca/ PGP/GnuPG key: 1024D/124B61FA Fingerprint: 96C5 012F 5F74 A5F7 1FF7 5291 AF29 C719 124B 61FA Key available at wwwkeys.pgp.net. Encrypted e-mail preferred.
Description: PGP signature