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Old 09-19-2004, 10:47 AM   #1
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Can't start games because Cedega/Wine don't recognize the insert CD


Hello!
I know this problem was allready mentioned in this forum, but there was no effective solution for me to fix the problem. I tried multiple games to start on my Linux box using wine or cedega/winex. There always prompted a message asking me to insert the cd. But it's defently insert and mounted.
Here's a cut-out of my ~/.wine/config:
Code:
[Drive A]
"Path" = "/floppy"
"Type" = "floppy"
"Label" = "Floppy"
"Device" = "/dev/fd0"

[Drive C]
"Path" = "/mnt/hda1"
"Type" = "hd"
"Label" = "/mnt/hda1"
"Filesystem" = "win95"

[Drive D]
"Path" = "/home/fault/share"
"Type" = "hd"
"Label" = "/home/fault/share"
"Filesystem" = "win95"

[Drive E]
"Path" = "/cdrom"
"Type" = "cdrom"
"Label" = "/cdrom"
"Filesystem" = "win95"
"Device" = "/dev/scd0"

[Drive F]
"Path" = "/dvd"
"Type" = "cdrom"
"Label" = "/dvd"
"Filesystem" = "win95"
"Device" = "/dev/scd0"

[Drive G]
"Path" = "/cdaudio"
"Type" = "cdrom"
"Label" = "/cdaudio"
"Filesystem" = "win95"
"Device" = "/dev/scd0"
Do you have any tipps for me?
 
Old 09-19-2004, 04:50 PM   #2
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If you get this error when trying to load the game it is because you have exec-shield running and need to disable it.

Code:
To disable automatic prelinking in the future edit /etc/sysconfig/prelink
and set PRELINKING to no by making sure the following line is present:
PRELINKING=no
Then execute the cron job, most likely /etc/cron.daily/prelink, to
reverse the prelink all of your libraries or manually run:
$ prelink -ua

To disable exec-shield you can either use the boot time option
"exec-shield=0" or it may be changed, before running WineX, by typing
either:
$ echo 0 > /proc/sys/kernel/exec-shield
or 
$ sysctl -w kernel.exec-shield=0
also if you are using the newest kernel you will get an error after doing this and you need to goto the transgaming forums for the command to fix that error as well.

Last edited by KohlyKohl; 09-19-2004 at 04:51 PM.
 
Old 09-19-2004, 05:07 PM   #3
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Thanks for the tipp, but i had no success
There was no /etc/sysconfig/prelink, but as a precaution I just created it
So I got this messages:

Code:
root@fault:/home/fault# nano /etc/sysconfig/prelink
root@fault:/home/fault# prelink -ua
bash: prelink: command not found
Code:
root@fault:/home/fault# sysctl -w kernel.exec-shield=0
error: 'kernel.exec-shield' is an unknown key
Well, as you can see i had no luck this time

greetings, -fault
 
Old 09-19-2004, 07:49 PM   #4
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ok you can't type su and get root access it just won't find the bash commands, you need to log out and log in as root to get these commands to work properly. if thats what you have done, then its a copywrite issue and you need to find the no-cd crack, i suggest get it from copyworld and if that doesn't work, try this cedega(or winex) --winver win2k thefile.exe
 
Old 09-20-2004, 05:05 AM   #5
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Well, I tried to log out and in as root this time. But I got the same errors.
"--winver win2k" didn't help
You think this is a copywrite issue? I really don't know... because I get this message with every game! (Warcraft, Silver, Black&White... what ever...)

I'll go get a crack now, thanks for the help anyway.

greetings, -fault

Last edited by fault; 09-20-2004 at 07:28 AM.
 
Old 09-20-2004, 07:50 AM   #6
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Hey-
Cedega is unable to emulate copy protection schemes currently. If you're able to install the games fine, but not able to run them, obviousl Cedega is seeing and using your CD-ROM drive. Like you said, simply apply the no-cd patch, and you're good to go

-myk
 
Old 09-20-2004, 11:30 PM   #7
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If you get that error with warcraft III then its the exec-shield and you need to turn it off like I pointed out. If you can't figure it out, visit transgaming.org forums for more detailed info.
 
Old 09-21-2004, 12:10 AM   #8
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I have this trouble with star wars games I've bought.... Jedi Academy I had to get a no-cd patch to get it to run... and it looks like Star wars - knights of the old republic is the same problem... Anyone know where to get a no-cd patch for that one?
 
Old 09-21-2004, 05:03 AM   #9
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As far as I can say, I don't have exec-shield installed. So I can't turn it off...
And I didn't found a crack yet for wc3 tft (german) 1.16, the english crack doesn't work....
Anyway.... this has to be any other problem than exec-shield?

greets, -fault
 
Old 09-22-2004, 10:27 AM   #10
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does nobody has any similar experiences?
 
Old 09-22-2004, 12:46 PM   #11
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i've had to run a no-cd patch for both games i have installed (Painkiller, Star Wars:KOTOR).

check out http://www.gamecopyworld.com
 
Old 09-22-2004, 01:34 PM   #12
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Well, thank you....
but this isn't the solution I am looking for...

greets, -fault
 
Old 09-22-2004, 01:55 PM   #13
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i don't get it.. You installed it okay, so obviously your CD drive is being read properly. Or maybe i missed something..

Anyway, here's your German patch:

http://dl.gamecopyworld.com/?f=sd-w3f11!rar
 
Old 09-23-2004, 05:02 AM   #14
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Thank you, I admire your efforts!
Maybe it's kinda distro issue or something. I wanted to switch from kanotix to debian, or another distro, You'll see then.
I will tell you the results

greets, -fault
 
  


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