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Re: SEUL: automatic floppy mounting

Thomas Molesworth wrote:
> On Fri, 6 Jun 1997, Jeffrey S. Dutky wrote:
> > One of the things that an end user OS needs to do is relieve
> > the user of the task of mounting and unmounting floppies (and
> > other removable media). This is a source of confusion and error
> > for many users since ejecting a disk that is still mounted can,
> > and usually will, result in corrupted data.
> Shutting down is another source of confusion; having to become root
> to shut down the system, and even the process of shutting down for
> a DOS user (who can just flick the Big Red Switch) is often not
> explained particularly well.

Shutting the system down is, however, a task that is common to all
modern OS's, so we can expect the user to perform shutdowns. It
would be good if the system were pre-configured to allow a user,
other than root, to force the shutdown.

- Jeff Dutky
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