On my Mandrake 9.1 (2.4.22 kernel) I have an external IDE -> USB hard
drive made by ExShuttle. I am having a problem when attempting to
"hot swap" drives in and out of the ExShuttle case. I made an ext2
filesystem on it and it is accessable after a reboot without having to
run any mount commands.
I wasn't sure if these USB hard drives require unmounting before
pulling the drives out or if they worked similar to a CDROM drive
where a CD automounts/autoun-mounts the CD when putting it in or
taking it out(at least the Mandrake distribution automounts ...