Drive detection stuff

Anssi Hannula anssi.hannula at
Fri Mar 4 18:51:08 CST 2005

Francois Gouget wrote:
> On Fri, 4 Mar 2005, Andreas Mohr wrote:
> [...]
>> Free space detection is strictly being based on the properties of the
>> current "main" partition mapping, as it should be.
>> There really isn't any way for Wine to account for a "mysteriously much
>> bigger" "special" directory inside the current drive that Wine sees.
> Doesn't Windows 2000 and greater let you mount network drives in 
> arbitrary places in the filesystem (another Microsoft 'invention' I guees).
> Note that this is from some fuzzy memories of reading stuff about it, 
> not that I ever used this functionality myself. If this does indeed 
> work, then there may be more free disk space in "c:\Program Files" than 
> in "c:\"  and it would be interesting to see how Windows deals with this.
> So can anyone confirm whether I remember right? If yes, how does one do 
> this kind of mounting and how does Windows deal with them when reporting 
> the free disk space?

Yep, that's true. You can mount normal drives as folders, too. I haven't 
tested it, but it indeed would be interesting to see how Windows does 
the free space calculations etc.

Anssi Hannula

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