How do i detect a floppy disk change?
Posted on 1998-04-17
Is there a way to check wheter the floppy a new floppy has been inserted in the diskdrive? I want my linuxbox to automaticly mount floppies. I can offcourse mount a microswitch on my diskdrive and read poll that via my joystickport or something like that. But if there is a software way to do it, thats much nicer. What i don't want is my drive motor to switch on. Is there a way to check these things? What i found out is that my writeprotect-switch consists of 2 pins of which one gets pressed if write-protect and the other gets pressed when write enable. So OR-ing those switches means a disk detection. How can i read the state of these switches?
I hope that you can help me. Marc.