[PARPORT] Read-only

From: Greg Fundyler (gyf@softhome.net)
Date: Wed Sep 06 2000 - 01:36:31 EDT

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    Hi. When I do a normal mount on a read-only cartridge in my Shark drive,
    it mounts as writable. While mounted, my computer delays for a while.
    And when I browse the disk, it gives errors and locks the drive. I can't
    eject or unmount. But when I use the -r switch, it works correctly. Is
    there a way to make it automatically mount it read-only when necessary,
    so I won't have problems like this. My floppy drive does that. When I
    mount a read-only floppy, it gives the following message:

    mount: block device /dev/fd0 is write-protected, mounting read-only

    ... and works correctly. Is this a bug in PARIDE, or is it just not
    implemented yet?

    Unrelated question, completely off-topic: What makes 'Red Hat 7.0 Beta'
    a beta? Does it use the 2.4 test kernel? If not, then it isn't really a
    beta. Most programs installed in 6.2 by default are beta, does that make
    'Red Hat 6.2' a beta?


    - Greg

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