Mounting with Amiga (was: mounting/unmounting devices for newbies)
- From: Ryan Warner <rwarner plains NoDak edu>
- CC: gnome-list gnome org
- Subject: Mounting with Amiga (was: mounting/unmounting devices for newbies)
- Date: Fri, 30 Apr 1999 13:30:35 -0500
Word from the Amiga newsgroup is as follows. It is refering to a standard
The DiskChange signal gets activated on any machine, it's a
with the floppy drive itself. Windows uses it, to actually figure
you've changed the disk, and so it doesn't just read a directory
it's cache or something, from a previous disk.
It's up to the OS to figure out what to do with it. AmigaOS must
the drive every so often. Windows doesn't do this, presumable
Floppy disk/label doesn't have to appear on the desktop.
Implementing this would acheive almost equivalent function as receiving a
disk change interrupt from more advanced devices. It would still lack
ejection protection, but that's a problem that will never go away.
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