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Old 08-02-2008, 05:42 AM   #1
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How to install off multiple CDs?

Okay, this is probably a very stupid question. I'm trying to install a program called World of Warcraft off 5 CDs, using wine. The problem is that when I reach the end of the first CD it tells me to insert the second CD, but the computer tells me that I can't unmount the CD until I close the installer. But if I close the installer then I have to start the install from scratch again... it all becomes a big circle.

So, how do I get around this?
Old 08-02-2008, 07:22 AM   #2
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So, you insert the CD, start the ".exe"-installer from CD and then you are supposed to take out the CD and insert the next one.

Mmmhh, I've never done it, but you could perhaps force the unmount with e.g. "umount -f /dev/cdrom"?

Alternatively, and I have no clue if this is possible with wine, you could create multiple mount-directories, e.g. "/mnt/cdrom1" "/mnt/cdrom2" etc.., copy the contents of all CDs to your HDD with "dd if=/dev/cdrom of=/yourdir/cd1.iso" "dd if=/dev/cdrom of=/yourdir/cd2.iso" etc..., mount all of them "mount -v -o loop /yourdir/cd1.iso /mnt/cdrom1" "mount -v -o loop /yourdir/cd2.iso /mnt/cdrom2" etc... and in the wine configuration create multiple virtual cdrom-drives which target the mount-directories /mnt/cdrom1, /mnt/cdrom2, etc... .
Old 08-02-2008, 08:27 AM   #3
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Thank you for the help.

I tried the first one, but Konsole just told me that the device is busy and can't be unmounted at the moment.

I'm not entirely sure what you mean by the second option - I'm very much new at this. Could you possibly explain in little words for me?



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