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Old 08-07-2006, 12:42 AM   #1
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Having trouble opening a disk from program running in WINE

I've been using this program called The Rosetta Stone on Windows, and it needs to load the seperate language disks. So far I have the program installed in Wine (version 0.9.18) and everytime I run the it the program will load, but it cannot find the disk in my drive. I'm assuming there is a simple solution that I am overlooking, but any help would be greatly appreciated.
Old 08-07-2006, 06:24 PM   #2
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The generic howto:

Have ~/.wine/dosdevices/a: be a symlink to /mnt/floppy, or wherever you mount your floppies
$ ln -s /mnt/floppy ~/.wine/dosdevices/a:
Then, whenever a program asks you to insert a floppy disk, insert it, and mount it.
# mount /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy
Tell the program that you've inserted the disk.

When you're done with that disk, unmount it again
# umount /mnt/floppy
Then take out the floppy disk.

Are you already doing this? Are you doing parts of this? Do you by `disk' mean CDs (in which case the procedure is the same but with different names for stuff)? Which part fails? What are the exact error messages?

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Old 08-07-2006, 11:52 PM   #3
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Yeah, it was for CDs. I just changed floppy to cdrom, and it worked without any issues. Thanks for the help.


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