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RE: [MiNT] MiNTLib 0.52.3b

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	maurits@bassment.demon.nl [SMTP:maurits@bassment.demon.nl]
> Sent:	Thursday, August 05, 1999 10:10 AM
> To:	mint@fishpool.com
> Subject:	Re: [MiNT] MiNTLib 0.52.3b
> The fact that you need a desktop to force a media change?
You don't.

> > It's a *lot* harder than just inserting the floppy and press <ESC>...
> Unless you have to start your AES just for that purpose. Bash fails
Nope. Use forcemed.ttp (IIRC, I hardly ever use it) to force a mediachange.
It's no worse than having to umount/mount every time.

> They say that anyway. And on a console we'll need a way to force
> mediachanges anyway, and that will mean typing a command, whether it's
> mount or anything else. It's very nice that both MiNT and Linux have
But "mount" is a lot more than just informing about mediachanges. We already
have tools for that, but I really can't see any point in changing MiNT's
mounting-mechanism. As I see it, it will only result in a more complicated
and less flexible system.

> And still nobody has told me what is so terrible about automount.
Apart from the fact that you have to *configure* this stuff? That you need
another daemon running? Just to get similar (but lesser) functionality to
that what MiNT already supports in the kernel?

Jo Even Skarstein