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Old 03-02-2012, 10:09 AM   #1
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Not able to make Wine recognise the DVD drive.


I installed Wine 1.3.28 on a laptop (Sony Vaio PCG-3C1M) with Linux Mint 12 KDE, but although I followed all the related instructions on the Wine User Guide and Wine Advanced Installation Guide it doesn't seem to have access to the DVD drive (when Rosetta Stone asks me to put the language CD in the drive I get the message that it can't detect it).
I also want to make Wine recognise .iso files on a Netbook, which I assume needs the creation of a virtual DVD drive.
Does anyone know how to solve these two issues?
 
Old 03-02-2012, 05:06 PM   #2
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https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Wine is pretty much all you need. Pretty much use the ubuntu doc's for any mint question. Winehq.org has good info usually too.

The iso may be able to be mounted as a cd/dvd and used but newer distro's are starting to mount them automatically. I haven't used mint 12 so I can't say if it mounts it automatically. Otherwise if you mount it as a loop and access it from within the filesystem it ought to work. May have to make a link or copy data over to c:/ drive in worse case.
 
Old 03-02-2012, 05:55 PM   #3
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I've already followed the directions of the Ubuntu community forum, both as they are and with the path of the dvd drive in Linux Mint KDE 12 (I found it by typing "mount" in the Konsole). Nothing.
By the way, the Netbook on which I want Wine to recognise .iso files has Fedora 16 with Gnome DE...
 
Old 03-03-2012, 02:07 AM   #4
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I've already followed the directions of the Ubuntu community forum, both as they are and with the path of the dvd drive in Linux Mint KDE 12 (I found it by typing "mount" in the Konsole). Nothing.
By the way, the Netbook on which I want Wine to recognise .iso files has Fedora 16 with Gnome DE...
Netbook with DVD drive ? Have you:
- build-in DVD drive, or
- external USB drive, or
- no drive at all (only ISO image mounted by you) ?
 
Old 03-05-2012, 03:27 AM   #5
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I am sorry, it seems that I am not making myself clear. Maybe I should start a separate thread for the netbook question.
My original post is about two issues, which I put in the same thread as they both have to do with making Wine recognise a drive or mounted dvd image file (which you could see as a "virtual drive").
The first issue is about a Sony Vaio laptop with a build-in dvd-drive (which Wine doesn't recognise); the second is about a Turbo-X (local brand) netbook with no dvd-drive at all, in which I want for that reason to make Wine load image files (i.e. .iso) as if they where dvds loaded in an actual dvd-drive.
The laptop has Linux Mint KDE 12, the netbook Fedora 16 with Gnome DE...
 
Old 03-05-2012, 07:17 AM   #6
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I am sorry, it seems that I am not making myself clear. Maybe I should start a separate thread for the netbook question.
My original post is about two issues, which I put in the same thread as they both have to do with making Wine recognise a drive or mounted dvd image file (which you could see as a "virtual drive").
The first issue is about a Sony Vaio laptop with a build-in dvd-drive (which Wine doesn't recognise); the second is about a Turbo-X (local brand) netbook with no dvd-drive at all, in which I want for that reason to make Wine load image files (i.e. .iso) as if they where dvds loaded in an actual dvd-drive.
The laptop has Linux Mint KDE 12, the netbook Fedora 16 with Gnome DE...
1) Laptop. Do you have valid symbolic links in your /dev directory. I mean /dev/cdrom and /dev/dvd linking to e.g. /dev/sr0 ? After creating them, go to WineCfg/drives and press auto-detect button.
2) Netbook. Perhaps I would consider any Windows application for virtual disks management and try to install it using Wine...
 
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Thanks! It seems like a valid solution. I will try this out after configuring the laptop again, I switched it to Linux Mint 12 with Gnome DE...
 
Old 03-08-2012, 11:55 AM   #8
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The symbolic links where there, but autodetect of Wine configuration couldn't find them. Even after adding them manually Wine still couldn't detect the CD in the drive...
 
Old 03-08-2012, 08:43 PM   #9
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I made Wine recognise the existence of the DVD drive by going to the dosdevices directory of .wine in the Terminal and doing the following as superuser:

ln -s /media/cdrom -s d:

ln -s /dev/sr0 -s d::

Still, although when I insert a CD or DVD it is recognised now by Wine (I can see it in the drives tab of Wine configuration) Rosetta Stone still does not recognise the existence of the CD in the drive.
how do I solve this?
 
Old 03-09-2012, 10:06 PM   #10
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Oh, you are trying to circumvent a protection scheme.
 
Old 03-10-2012, 10:08 AM   #11
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Probably, I am not familiar enough with Wine to tell. I just want to use Rosetta Stone with Wine, but for that I need Wine to be able to recognise the existence of the language CD in the drive...
 
  


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