[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

RE: [MiNT] MiNTLib 0.52.3b

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	maurits@bassment.demon.nl [SMTP:maurits@bassment.demon.nl]
> Sent:	Thursday, August 05, 1999 8:56 AM
> To:	mint@fishpool.com
> Subject:	Re: [MiNT] MiNTLib 0.52.3b
> In MiNT, we currently have the problem that mediachanges are often
> missed, and that having a wb-cache on a removable drive is plain
> dangerous.
I can't say that I've had any problems with my Zip, and I *always* have the
wb-cache enabled. It's also no problem at all to disable wb-cache

And if you're the kind of person that mess up your removables under MiNT,
it's very likely that you will do the same under Linux as well...

> Heh heh yeah right. Soon all unices will get rid of mounts and follow
> MiNT's current screwed way of dealing with removables. :-)
I'd really like to know what's so "screwed" about MiNT... I have used
removables under MiNT for over a year now, and so far I haven't had one
single problem with it, even with wb-cache enabled.

> That's stupid. A device that's mounted so often with the same options
> should be put in the fstab so all you have to do is
> mount /mnt/floppy
> Is that so hard? I know you enjoy slacking Linux, but maybe you should
It's a *lot* harder than just inserting the floppy and press <ESC>... Not to
mention if you have Zips with different filesystems, under MiNT it's just a
matter of inserting it and everything is up and running instantly. As long
as you eject the disk via XHDI this is not a problem at all.

> dig a bit further in it's possibilities and also check what behaviour is
> standard in most other unices before you do.
I agree with kellis. What are the advantages of "real" mounting? I can hear
the MagiC-zealots already - "MiNT sux, you have to be a unix-guru to
blarghblurbgurba..." (i.e. the same old song).

Jo Even Skarstein