#> > [...] I bumped the power cable on my hard disk and
#> > jolted it enough that it disconnected. OH SHIT! The computer
#> > seemed to be ok still... I pressed some keys... no problem... I
#> > was freaking! I carefully grabbed the power cable and put it
#> > back on WHILE THE COMPUTER REMAINED ON!!
#> I blew up a 130M Seagate, back when they were hundreds of dollars by
#> accidentally jarring the hard disk cable. You're very lucky.
#> Hard disks are still hundreds of dollars, so when you do happen to mention
#> this story, you might want to say you had precious data that wasn't quite
#> flushed from cache, and you had no choice but to _intentionally_ re-insert
#> the power cable ;)
#You also removed the plug at the right moment, had linux been mid access
#you could have seen a reboot.
#I have however hot swapped ide drives, on my secondary ide. (only my
#I was really pressed for time, and I don't reccomend it at all. if anyone
#does unmount the drive first.
I hate to burst everyone's bubble, but, uh...
Well, Windows can do that too.
Of course, it doesn't do it cleanly with CD-ROMs (my NEC 4x4 changer
requires a *HARD* atapi reset after the audio CD stuff gets screwed up a
bit), but it sorta-works. As to HDDs, Windows is stupid enough to think
that it's the HDD spinning down (if there's no disk activity) and treat it
like a drive returning from sleep mode. *smirk*
-Phil R. Jaenke (email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org)
TheGuyInCharge(tm), Ketyra Designs - We get paid to break stuff :)
Linux pkrea.ketyra.INT 2.0.33 #15 Sat Apr 18 00:40:21 EDT 1998 i586
Linux eiterra.nls.net 2.1.98 #15 Fri May 1 18:21:00 EDT 1998 i586
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