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Old 10-17-2002, 09:54 AM   #1
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Another WineX prob :(:( Still scared of it...


Ok, I've done ./configure and ./tools/wineinstall and it gets near the end (at least i think its near the end) and i hit this:

You are running as root. Do you want a local config file, ~/.wine.config, created?

i enter yes

then it searches for an existing Windows installation... not found (does this really matter?)

then:

Windows was not found on your system, so I assume you want a Wine-online installation. Am i correct?

i enter yes, is that correct?

Then:

Configuring Wine without windows.
Some fake windows directories must be created, to hold any .ini files, DLLs, start menu entries, and other things you applications may need to install. Where would you like your fake C drive to be place?
(Default is /c)

here i enter: /c

then it does some stuff, now heres where i run into trouble:
Preparing to install default Wine Registry Entries...
Installing default Wine registry entires...

Could not stat /root/.transgaming/c_drive (No such file or directory), ignoring drive C:
Invalid path 'c:\windows' for windows directory: does not exist
Perhaps you have not properl edited or created your Wine configuration file.
This is (supposed to be) '/root/.wine/config'
Registry install failed.

then im thrown back to the xterm.

Any idea's?


I took a look in the /root/.wine/config file, this is what it has in there:

Code:
[Drive C]
"Path" = "${HOME}/.transgaming/c_drive/"
"Type" = "hd"
"Label" = "Dos Drive"
"Filesystem" = "win95"
 
[Drive D]
"Path" = "${HOME}"
"Type" = "hd"
"Label" = "My Home"
"Filesystem" = "win95"
 
[Drive E]
"Path" = "/tmp"
"Type" = "hd"
"Label" = "tmp"
"Filesystem" = "win95"
 
[Drive G]
"Path" = "/"
"Type" = "hd"
"Label" = "root"
"Filesystem" = "win95"

[wine]
"Windows" = "c:\\windows"
"System" = "c:\\windows\\system32\\"
"Temp" = "e:\\"
"Path" = "c:\\windows\\;c:\\windows\\system32\\"
"GraphicsDriver" = "ttydrv"
; Wine doesn't pass directory symlinks to Windows programs by default.
; Enabling this may crash some programs that do recursive lookups of a whole
; subdir tree in case of a symlink pointing back to itself.
;"ShowDirSymlinks" = "1"
"ShellLinker" = "/usr/lib/transgaming/winex/bin/wineshelllink"

why is it that the c drive is pointing to somewhere else other than what i specified when it asked me (/c which was the default)...
 
Old 10-17-2002, 10:28 AM   #2
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You see in the config file there is
Code:
[Drive C]
"Path" = "${HOME}/.transgaming/c_drive/"
and during install you said it to point to
Quote:

(Default is /c)

here i enter: /c

So if you edit config to reflect /c instead of ~/.transgaming/drve_c it should be fine after you re-run ./tools/wineinstall .
 
Old 10-17-2002, 10:40 AM   #3
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i wish

i tried changing it to /c then re-run ./tools/wineinstall script and it says if you want to continue you must overwrite the old ~/.wine/config with the new one...so theres no point changing it then re-running the script

also, the .transgaming/ dir doesn't even exist, but theres a link called TransGaming_Drive that points to a non-existant ./root/.transgaming/c_drive

ergh
 
Old 10-17-2002, 10:48 AM   #4
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Can you during install when it asks where create c drive point it to
/root/.transgaming/c_drive ?
You mioght create it create it beforehand
cd /root
mkdir .transgaming
mkdir .transgaming/c_drive
 
Old 10-18-2002, 01:56 AM   #5
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ill give that a shot...but how will other uses use WineX then as the C drive is under /root?
 
Old 10-18-2002, 02:04 AM   #6
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That is just setting it up for root, you will have to set it up for other users as well. You can make global settings, and this is probably why it gives you all those choices.

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Old 10-18-2002, 02:17 AM   #7
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Well what i have tried is doing
cd /root
mkdir .transgaming
mkdir .transgaming/c_drive

and i got the same error as below, and then i tried letting it create the file, then it asked me if i wanted a wine-only install, so while it asked me this, i jumped into the config file and changed it to /c but i still got this other error like the above try did:

Invalid path 'c:\windows' for windows directory: does not exist
Perhaps you have not properly edited or created your Wine configuaration file.
This is (supposed to be) '/root/.wine/conf'
Registry install failed.

so obviously without the registry, i can't just ignore this

Also i happened to notice that there isn't any /c/windows/system32 directory, but the config file has it specified under [wine] for System =
should i just change this to System?

Edit: Just worked out, even if i wait to where it asks me if i want a Wine only install and i change the config file, it re-writes to it and my change is lost

Last edited by Grim Reaper; 10-18-2002 at 02:21 AM.
 
Old 10-18-2002, 02:43 AM   #8
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So I am a little confused, do you mean you got it working?

Also, a side note rather...

mkdir -p /path/to/directory

will make all directories leading to that path if they don't exist. So you could have typed:
mkdir -p ~/.transgaming/c_drive

rather than 2 lines

Oh, and I think maybe Neo meant rather that what you said here:
Quote:
Configuring Wine without windows.
Some fake windows directories must be created, to hold any .ini files, DLLs, start menu entries, and other things you applications may need to install. Where would you like your fake C drive to be place?
(Default is /c)

here i enter: /c
to instead type in ~/.transgaming/C

At least that's my interpretation, and I am sorry if you did do that and I misunderstood you.

Cool
 
Old 10-20-2002, 01:38 AM   #9
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Sorry MasterC. I had a laptop here that i was installing linux onto for somebody and decided to try WineX on that and that above post was related to any issues with that one.
We can forget about that i guess (unless the exact same thing happens to my machine)

What I've done is converted my NTFS partition back to FAT32 so i can resize it and give a bit more space to linux.
The thing is, all i want to do is resize the FAT32 partition, take off say 800 meg and give it to linux, but ill be buggered if i can work out Parted because I don't understand all this cylinder stuff, like where one partition starts and finishes and how to change it, etc...

Any help?
 
Old 10-20-2002, 01:52 AM   #10
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Well i think cylinders work like this for eg.
Code:
Partition 1 start cylinder 1 end 345
Partition 2 start cylinder 345 end 496
Partition 3 start cylinder 496 end 569
etc etc...

sorry i forgot how to list my partitions properly that shows filesystem cylinders etc....i know its like
Code:
cat /somedir/partitions
something like that, anyway hope that gives you some light on cylinders...

Garry
 
Old 10-20-2002, 02:37 AM   #11
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fdisk -l is the command I believe you are looking for GT

As for how cylinders relate, and things of that nature is beyond me. I don't understand very well the following about drives:

cylinders (I know what the actual physical piece is, but the number I don't)
heads (same as above)
Primary/Extended/Logical partitions

So good luck

But yeah, the command to display those things is fdisk -l (FDISK -L lowercase)

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