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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:
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)
Q--"Do you know what is the exact procedure (command line) to make the link from /dev/cdrom0 to the actual cdrom?"
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)