USB memory stick hotswap problems

Karel J. Bosschaart karelj at
Tue Sep 28 10:48:53 PDT 2004

On Tue, Sep 28, 2004 at 01:39:49PM +0200, Marc van Kempen wrote:
> Karel J. Bosschaart wrote:
> >On Sat, Sep 25, 2004 at 01:16:38PM +0200, Ivan Voras wrote:
> > 
> ><snip> 
> >
> >>Any ideas how to solve or circumevent these problems? (Aside from "don't 
> >>do that").
> >
> >I'm using mtools (and mtoolsfm as a graphical frontend) for accessing
> >my USB memory stick. This does not require mounting the device.
> >A disadvantage is that this only works for devices with a FAT filesystem.
> >
> A nice feature of kde is (I wasn't aware of this until recently) is that 
> it can use mtools transparantly in konqueror, just specify
>  floppy:/<driveletter>
> as the url, where drive letter is the one that you would use with 
> mtools. Possibly the gnome file manager can do something similar.

Thanks for the tip! I tried it and it works :-).


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