I am at a loss as to when a user would ever need to even know what drive their data is on. I mean "/" and "/home" are almost always on two different partitions, who cares if one partition is on one drive and the other is an entirely different drive, as long as both partitions are mounted, the user never has to specify.
When I type "cd /home/mydata", the OS already knows what drive that directory is on. It could even be on a third hard drive, why should the user keep track of it?
I mean as a user.
From an administrator's point, you might be interested to know where the mount points are located.
For everything I do I use soft links to point to all my files and folders are save on a dive I called mydata IE: Documents, Downloads, Pictures and so on. When I formatted my system I gave all the partitions a volume label. Really is sorta simple, don't you agree
I am not sure if you can even do this in winders.
Here is what I found about them.
In computing, a symbolic link (also symlink or soft link) is a special type of file that contains a reference to another file or directory in the form of an absolute or relative path and that affects pathname resolution. Symbolic links were already present by 1978 in mini-computer operating systems from DEC and Data General's RDOS. (for all those Windows fans.... Sorry but MS didn't invent these either
) Today they are supported by the POSIX operating-system standard, most Unix-like operating systems such as Linux
and Mac OS X
, and also Windows operating systems such as Windows Vista, Windows 7.
Symbolic links operate transparently for most operations: programs which read or write to files named by a symbolic link will behave as if operating directly on the target file. However, programs that need to handle symbolic links specially (e.g., backup utilities) may identify and manipulate them directly. A symbolic link merely contains a text string that is interpreted and followed by the operating system as a path to another file or directory. It is a file on its own and can exist independently of its target. If a symbolic link is deleted, its target remains unaffected. If the target is moved, renamed or deleted, any symbolic link that used to point to it continues to exist but now points to a non-existing file. Symbolic links pointing to non-existing files are sometimes called broken, orphaned, dead or dangling.
I could not find a definitive answer on or about Windows 98, 2000, or XPee