Mail Archives: djgpp/2001/02/07/17:51:43
In article <Pine DOT SUN DOT 3 DOT 91 DOT 1010207162516 DOT 6323A-100000 AT is>,
djgpp AT delorie DOT com wrote:
> On Tue, 6 Feb 2001 dcasale AT my-deja DOT com wrote:
> > > You could access the disk with the normal BIOS calls, not the
> > > EBIOS calls.
> > Unless there is a way to perform direct disk access to entire drives
> > larger than 8.4GB using standard BIOS calls -- and as far as I'm
> > aware, there isn't -- then I'm forced to use these calls. The
> > standard BIOS calls are limited to either 504MB or 8.4GB, depending
> > on whether I've got my BIOS set for CHS or LBA translation. Right?
> So you are pulling your hairs just to let people on plain DOS access
> FAT32-formatted drives, yes? And all that in order to support long
> file names without installing a TSR, right? It doesn't seem like a
> good investment of time.
Well, you gotta do what you gotta do. As I said before, this was a
functional requirement for the program I've been paid to write/maintain.
> Gosh, just the mapping of logical to physical drives can make you
Actually, I got that part down fine. :-)
Damon Casale, damon AT WRONG DOT redshift DOT com
Don't tell me it can't be done! My boss wants it ready to ship by
Tuesday! Oh wait, today's Wednesday... o_O
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