[PATCH] [RFC] Make drive C always a "Local disk"

Scott Ritchie scott at open-vote.org
Sun Mar 8 04:13:09 CDT 2009

David Gerard wrote:
> 2009/3/8 King InuYasha <ngompa13 at gmail.com>:
>> Drive C: is not necessarily the truly central drive. I have seen Windows
>> installs that installed on D: and have C: as a permanently mounted network
>> share. To assume that drive C: is always what it is... is blasphemy.
>> However, Wine does make this assumption, and probably the patch would be
>> appropriate. Just throwing that out there. However, I have also seen wine
>> 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.

Scott Ritchie

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