Mail Archives: djgpp/2002/11/12/16:34:04

From: Michail Pishchagin <mailfrom AT mail DOT ru>
Newsgroups: comp.os.msdos.djgpp
Subject: Raw disk access
Date: Tue, 12 Nov 2002 23:44:46 +0300
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Hi guys,

I need to write a NTFS partition browser, that will work from the pure DOS, 
and I want to use DJGPP for that task.

Is it okay to use _bios_disk function for reading? Does it support reading 
sectors beyound 1024 cylinder at least on modern BIOSes?

And is there some elegant way to determine how many physical hard drives are 
installed on computer?

Michail "mblsha" Pishchagin

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