camcontrol start vs load

Dan Nelson dnelson at
Wed Apr 7 11:05:22 PDT 2004

In the last episode (Apr 07), Tadimeti Keshav said:
> HI, 
> Is the following sequence to mount a firewire Hard
> disk correct?
> a. camcontrol devlist -v
> b. camcontrol start da0 (provided it is recognized)
> c. mount_msdosfs /dev/da0 /<my_mount_point>
> Is this all needed to mount this HDD?
> secondly, should I use camcontrol start or camcontrol
> load?

"start" tells the drive to spin up, so if it's already running you
don't need it.  "load" is more for things like tape drives or CD-ROMs
where you have a magazine or tray that can be loaded/ejected.

	Dan Nelson
	dnelson at

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