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Old 01-15-2003, 11:06 AM   #1
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wine with ntfs


Does wine work with ntfs? Basically im running mandy 9 and would like to access apps and games on my winxp ntfs partitions. Can it be done? Or must it be fat32?
 
Old 01-15-2003, 11:27 AM   #2
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It can be done *but* you must have a kernel that has NTFS support enabled, and currently you can't write to a NTFS partition, so you would only be able to view and open the files, you couldn't save anything.
I would just copy/move the files to a ext2/ext3 partition, or if you don't have another choice you could copy them to a fat32 partition.
 
Old 01-15-2003, 12:21 PM   #3
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To use the NTFS partition with wine, you would have to edit the wine.conf file, set the drive letter to the mounting dir of the NTFS directory. Even then many of the games might not work. Check the wine man page for supported OS's. XP/2000/ME executables aren't very well supported.
 
Old 01-15-2003, 11:53 PM   #4
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Thanks guys. That answered my question. I think I might just use ext3 or create anther fat32 drive.
 
Old 01-18-2003, 10:55 AM   #5
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Using wine with a pre-existing windows setup is NOT recommended. If you really need wine, use crossover, it will save you a lot of hassle.
 
  


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