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RE: accessing drives at block level in win98
- From: "Parker, Ron" <rdparker at butlermfg dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Thu, 27 Mar 2003 17:39:42 -0600
- Subject: RE: accessing drives at block level in win98
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Rolf Campbell [mailto:rcampbell at tropicnetworks dot com]
> M dot Edwards1 at Bradford dot ac dot uk wrote:
> > Can win98 access /dev/sda directly? the article here
> suggests that only NT+
> > can do this???
> > http://www.cygwin.com/cygwin-ug-net/using-specialnames.html
> That article is correct. You can't do that using Win98.
I am just speculating here, but it might be possible to implement this
functionality in Cygwin via an ASPI interface. I believe that is how much
of the CD ripping software for Win9x works. I have neither the time nor the
interest in doing this but bring it up in case anyone has the desire and
motivation to pursue it.
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