Subject: Re: floppy and cd-rom access and cd-rw drive
To: Wolfgang Rupprecht <>
From: Ignatios Souvatzis <>
List: current-users
Date: 02/11/1999 00:16:30
On Wed, Feb 10, 1999 at 02:14:14PM -0800, Wolfgang Rupprecht wrote:
> (Ignatios Souvatzis) writes:
> > On Tue, Feb 09, 1999 at 11:37:45AM -0700, Fusie Zhang wrote:
> > > is there any more convenient way of accessing the cd-rom or floppy drive than mount and umount them every time a new media is put in these drives. 
> > 
> > man amd.
> > less /usr/share/examples/amd/cd /usr/share/examples/amd/master
> amd is a nice way to avoid becoming root to mount your floppy and cd
> filesystems.  It does have some warts, like having to remember to do
> an "amq -u filesystemname" before hitting the eject button.

Make the timetout smaller. Educate users to cd out of the floppy.

But I agree, with flppys its a mess... no door lock, no electric eject...