I was thinking about something, If I was to change ~/.wine/c to a link to my hda1 (windowsxp) mount point /mnt/windows would I be able to run wine as an emulator based on my windows partition which has damaged boot records and thus can't boot indipendently? I'm not sure If my terminoligy is correct of even if the concept is plausible but what I'm really asking is if it's possible to run wine so it is based on my windows mount point and thus if i try to exicute a .exe with wine it relies on the complete infrastructure of my windows partition rather than the fake windows drive! Also are there dangers involved in this idea?
Another issue I have is with hda2 hda is a 80GB Western Digital Caviar split into 2 40GB partitions: My winxp partition and an ntfs based file dump of avi files and backups of programs and linux distrobutions. "mkdir /mnt/windows" > "mount -t ntfs /dev/hda1 /mnt/windows" and fstab modifications worked fine for my winxp partition so I tried:-
"mount -t ntfs (also tried vfat) /dev/hda2 /mnt/ntfs_file_dump"
but I get the error:-
"mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/hda2,
or too many mounted file systems
(aren't you trying to mount an extended partition,
instead of some logical partition inside?)"
I've tried this with smaller mount point directory names and it doesn't work. When it says 'extended partition' does it mean a partition on another HDD, in which case why did hda1 have no problems? I've been using linux for less than a week so be gentle!