curious about virtual drives

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jeffythedragonslayer
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curious about virtual drives

Post by jeffythedragonslayer » Thu Nov 04, 2021 7:10 am

Hi, I'm curious about the virtual drives the downloaded devtoolkits create. Why does everything need to be on a separate drive like this? Is it pretending to be like "chroot" but on windows? Might I accidentally assemble a cursed ROM, which executes undefined behavior and unleashes a torrent of nasal chibiakuma demons, scribbling nonsense all over my hard drive?

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Re: curious about virtual drives

Post by akuyou » Fri Nov 05, 2021 6:31 am

It's so i can specify absolute paths to the tools and programs like \sources\file.asm

Using so many tools and emulators, many do not like relative paths, so this is the best solution I can think of
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Re: curious about virtual drives

Post by jeffythedragonslayer » Sun Nov 07, 2021 1:21 am

Ah, ok. Absolute is easy.

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