On Thu, Oct 14, 2004 at 04:31:33PM +0200, Dag-Erling Smørgrav wrote:
Secondary battery/DVD swapping - no worky (doesn't find the new
device, crashes, etc)
this worked some time ago on my thinkpad. i had to atacontrol detach first,
then swap drive for battery. may be worth a try. if it doesn't work, you
can also try the following chain of actions and permutations thereof:
(detach), swap, suspend, resume, (attach)
of course attaching and detaching the battery doesn't make sense, so you
leave out these when necessary.
You can use atacontrol to detach a drive and allow its removal and to
add a new drive. One thing that does not work is adding a battery. Nate
is working on code to support this, but it's not at the top of his list
of things to get working in the ACPI code, so you can't add a battery,
yet. IF added, nothing bad happens...the system just does not recognize
that it's there.
NOTE!!!! If you boot with a battery and want to replace it with a disk,
you MUST do "atacontrol detach 1" before inserting the disk.
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