> -----Original Message-----
> From: Manfred Spraul [SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Wednesday, February 16, 2000 11:49 PM
> To: Francis GALIEGUE
> Cc: email@example.com; Khimenko Victor
> Subject: Re: Of removable devices
> Francis GALIEGUE
> > The big problem is that mounting/unmounting is not possible if the
> > mount point is currently being busy.
>As far as I know about both Win95 and WinNT, the OS doesn't unmount
>busy volume: it mounts a second volume for the same drive letter,
>wait until all handles to the now hidden volume get closed. After
>final close, the old volume is automatically destroyed.
>If you remove a volume, and access a drive letter without any
>inserted, then the default filesystem will mount a pseudo "nothing"
this sounds very like it works on amiga systems: floppies are
with their given "name" and they stay mounted and "accessible"
they are ejected.
e.g. a "cd" to a directory on the floppy would cause the system to
up a message like "plz insert disk xxx:".
in old days, without any harddisk, one usually worked as a
the request of the system.
at that time it was sometimes terrible but the only way, because
the main part of os was on one of the floppies. benefit:
a floppy didn't necessarily destroy it unless you ignore the system
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