Bug 25529 - Better handling of removable devices
Summary: Better handling of removable devices
Status: CLOSED DEFERRED
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel
Version: 7.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
medium
medium
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Michael K. Johnson
QA Contact: Brock Organ
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Keywords: FutureFeature
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Blocks:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2001-02-01 21:34 UTC by ramon
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:31 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-02-01 21:34:16 UTC


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Description ramon 2001-02-01 21:34:13 UTC
I wish not having to type mount/umount for viewing a CD-ROM, floppy, ...
Although Redhat includes autofs, the solution is far from perfect: the user
cannot eject the CD-ROM if a program is in it; and there is a timeout.

The right solution is "supermount". With supermount using a removable
device is transparent to the user. The user can go to /mnt/cdrom and change
the CD-ROM without leaving this directory. Mandrake is integrating
supermount into its distribution. I think Redhat should do the same.


Ramon

Comment 1 Michael K. Johnson 2001-02-08 18:19:48 UTC
Not for this release...


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