DefineDosDevice - ??

Uwe Bonnes bon at
Mon Sep 16 12:02:39 CDT 2002

>>>>> "Martin" == Martin Wilck <Martin.Wilck at> writes:

    Martin> This function is currently a stub - are there any major problems
    Martin> supporting it, i.e. supporting dynamic creation and deletion of
    Martin> DOS drives? Does Wine have a notion of Device paths that look
    Martin> like "\\Device\\Harddisk2\\Partition1" at all?

Not yet, to my understanding. It could be done by some configure option,
"\\Device\\Harddisk2\\Partition1" -> /dev/hdb1
and than file operations like open, read should succeed, if you have
appropriate rights as the user running wine.

    Martin> Thinking about it, does something like this make sense at all in
    Martin> the Wine context?

If your program needs raw partition access and you feel like allowing wine
to do that access, it can make sense. 

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