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Old 05-30-2009, 04:18 AM   #1
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playonlinux - problem installing in ubuntu 9.04


Is anyone using playonlinux to install windows applications (sorry)!?

I am having a problem installing Office 2000. PlayonLinux and wine appear to have installed correctly, but the following are not accepted when I try to install in:

cdrom
cdrom0
other (media/cdrom)

All says "error - unable to find the cdrom"

May need to install other apps in the future. Does anyone know if there is a known problem...
 
Old 05-30-2009, 04:45 AM   #2
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Try to make a link /dev/cdrom or /dev/cdrom0 pointing to your cdrom device, or mount cdrom to /media/cdrom
 
Old 05-30-2009, 06:42 AM   #3
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Do you know what is the exact procedure (command line) to make the link from /dev/cdrom0 to the actual cdrom?

I installed VLC and used the code from medibuntu yesterday, but perhaps this is a seperate problem to do with linking/mounting in the cdr.
 
Old 05-30-2009, 07:26 AM   #4
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ln -s /dev/cdrom0 /dev/<your_real_cdrom_name>
 
Old 05-31-2009, 07:45 AM   #5
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playonlinux - problem installing ms office in ubuntu 9.04

Having looked at various forums, there seems to be a problem with scripts or something else, as nothing I'm doing is working.

This isn't fantastic, but not essential as I am dual booting with XP.
 
Old 05-31-2009, 12:23 PM   #6
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tigertim71:

Q--"I am having a problem installing Office 2000. PlayonLinux and wine appear to have installed correctly, but the following are not accepted when I try to install in:

cdrom
cdrom0
other (media/cdrom)"

Answer:

Try install wine as root.
If this doesn't work go to wine config, under drives Add the cdrom drive there if your Autodetect button doesn't work.
Still, if this doesn't work try reinstall wine and PlayonLinux. Repeat procedure.

However, above remedy will not work if indeed your system didn't see the cdrom drive at all from the outset. You must in this case "mount" the drive yourself. How? Read "mount" manual, under terminal type:

$ man mount <Enter> (Here a manual will show, click spacebar to scroll)
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Q--"Do you know what is the exact procedure (command line) to make the link from /dev/cdrom0 to the actual cdrom?"

Anwer:

In the first place your Ubuntu has made this link already under /media/cdrom, no need to create a link (although you may create another if you like), all you need to do is mount it:

$ sudo mount -a (This should mount all drives and peripherals currently synced and attached)
.... or another way is ....
$ sudo mount /dev/cdrom /media/cdrom

(You will be required to enter password each time running sudo)

Hope this helps.

Goodluck.
 
Old 06-02-2009, 08:01 AM   #7
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Thanks - I will look into this, but it may take some time. Have tried a few things, but no luck so far.

Will get back to this post if/when I get it resolved....
 
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i have tried everything you have said and i still cant get it to find it... grr
 
  


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