[PATCH] [RFC] Make drive C always a "Local disk"
ngompa13 at gmail.com
Sun Mar 8 06:04:44 CDT 2009
It is definitely possible for Drive C: to be a network share on all versions
of Windows starting from Windows 95. This does not exempt Windows
XP/Vista/2k3/2k8. In fact, a public library in Indiana that I used to go to
before I moved has all their machines set up this way. It takes a LOT of
tweaking to make it work properly, because some applications expect Windows
on Drive C:, but it is possible to do it.
On Sun, Mar 8, 2009 at 4:27 AM, Ben Klein <shacklein at gmail.com> wrote:
> 2009/3/8 Scott Ritchie <scott at open-vote.org>:
> > David Gerard wrote:
> >> 2009/3/8 King InuYasha <ngompa13 at gmail.com>:
> >>> Drive C: is not necessarily the truly central drive. I have seen
> >>> installs that installed on D: and have C: as a permanently mounted
> >>> share. To assume that drive C: is always what it is... is blasphemy.
> >>> However, Wine does make this assumption, and probably the patch would
> >>> appropriate. Just throwing that out there. However, I have also seen
> >>> installs onto a network where the WINEPREFIX is a network share so that
> >>> multiple people can use the same program.
> >> This is true. I've seen a Windows box at work which has the system on
> >> the E: drive and no C: drive at all. WHAT.
> >> That said, is there any program in the world that would balk at
> >> installing on C:
> > No, and Vista now defaults to always reassigning the system drive to C:\
> > - it's not bad for us to copy that behavior.
> ALL versions of Windows *default* to C: being the first (primary)
> harddisk partition detected, and being the partition where the system
> gets installed. Configurations that don't have C: have been
> specifically configured as such, which is still possible with Wine.
> What I'm unsure of, but suspect is so, is that it is impossible, on
> native Windows (XP, Vista, possibly server versions too?), for C: to
> be a network share. I'm sure it's true of Win9x :)
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