Using a Zip drive with Samaba

Robert Dahlem Robert.Dahlem at
Sun Jul 2 23:49:34 GMT 2000


On Mon, 3 Jul 2000 08:05:20 +1000, Dave Reed wrote:

>>>Has anyone been able to get a zip drive working with samba?  I 
>>>want to set up a systsem where the drive gets mounted, in a letter 
>>>like F: and students can pop in and out zip disks without having to 
>>>deal with any unix interfaces.

>> Just do it like you would do it with a CD:
>> 	root preexec = mount /mnt/zip
>> 	root postexec = umount /mnt/zip

>When exactly does the postexec get executed?  If a Win user
>double-clicks on the corresponding share under network neighborhood,
>it mounts fine, but when they close the window for the share, the
>postexec doesn't execute.  If you use the "log-off" feature, then it
>disconnects or if you "map a network drive" and then disconnect it,
>the postexec executes.

You answered it by yourself: postexec gets executed, when the share is 
unmounted. Closing a window obviously does not do this.

>Is there a way to get the postexec to execute when they close the
>window that is for the share or another manner without having the 
>user "log off"?  Otherwise, the user can't take the zip drive out 
>like they probably expect if they are a Windows user.

The trick is to _unmount_ the share. Give them an icon with something 




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