"Mounting a drive"
cknipe at savage.za.org
cknipe at savage.za.org
Tue Jul 11 14:22:24 UTC 2006
Disk Manager - Change Mount Point - Mount Volume to a Directory
Unless I'm misunderstanding, that's what you're looking for on the Windows
Quoting Jerry McAllister <jerrymc at clunix.cl.msu.edu>:
> > Many thanks for reply Jerry, when I joined FreeBSD I had not realised
> > that it was a Linux/ Unix forum, on quick inspection I assumed that
> > the title referred to some kind of general help forum. There is such a
> > proliferation of abbreviated titles that I am not always sure from
> > titles of their purpose.
> > My question referred really to Windows XP, as I am only just getting
> > to grips with Linux.
> First of all, it has nothing to do with LINUX.
> This is FreeBSD which follows the BSD family of UNIX and
> is not nearly the same. In fact, most of us experience it
> as superior to LUNIX for server work.
> Check it out at: http://www.freebsd.org/
> As for any Microsloth stuff, I couldn't help, but I would
> guess that you are wasting your time trying to do anything
> of that sophistication in MS.
> Finally, when you post questions or responses on the list, you should
> always include the list in your responses (as a cc).
> > I had read an article recently, which I can no longer find, that to
> > get around the limitation, under windows XP, of the number of named
> > partitions that one can use, that apparently one can "mount" a
> > partition, be it a sector of a hard drive, or a removeable drive,
> > within a directory. ( I believe the article said directory, it might
> > have ben a folder ) The article was referring to the ability then to
> > have a number of flash drives or external USB connected drives which
> > could exceed the normal Windows limitation.
> > I am running a piece of software, hyperOS, which allows me to have
> > multiple bootable partitions, and currently I have around 20 on a 300
> > Gig hard drive, I wanted to add several USB memory stick drives and
> > some partitions with different flavours of linux, and so am interested
> > in finding out how I can overcome the windows XP limitation. I felt
> > that also I needed to understand what the term "mounting a drive"
> > actually meant, so that I could try to anticipate any unusual
> > behaviour, particularly with boot switching. From your email it
> > appears that "mounting" implies letting the device driver know the
> > address of the device upon which it is to work.
> > Best regards and thanks for reply,
> > Richard
> > mailto:rs at pswl.com
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