Review your favorite Linux distribution.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.


  Search this Thread
Old 09-15-2010, 08:24 AM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Sep 2010
Posts: 3

Rep: Reputation: 0
Seeing files on Rosetta Stone Install CD


I have heard that Rosetta Stone runs well under Wine so I am attempting to install Rosetta Stone V3.x on my openSuSE 11.3 computer. I am tired of switching back and forth to Windows just to use this one program.

When I insert the RS Application CD and mount it, no files show up. I have let HAL mount it, I have mounted it from the command line, and have made an image with K3B and then mounted the image but no matter what I do I cannot view any files.

I have tried to view the files with Dolphin, MC, and used ls from the command line with nothing showing up. K3B made a 408.8 MB iso file so something is on there.

How can I access these files so that I can install Rosetta Stone?


Old 09-15-2010, 08:47 AM   #2
LQ Guru
Registered: Jan 2009
Location: Gordonsville-AKA Mayberry-Virginia
Distribution: PocketWriter/MinimalX
Posts: 5,087

Rep: Reputation: 338Reputation: 338Reputation: 338Reputation: 338
did you try getting Wine to open it?
Old 09-15-2010, 09:15 AM   #3
LQ Newbie
Registered: Sep 2010
Posts: 3

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Thanks for the response.

I had not tried to access the CD with wine. I read the man pages and tried. Still no success. Perhaps I am doing it wrong. Winecfg shows a drive D: for the path /media/disk. I had no luck accessing anything on D:. I then added a drive J: and used the HAL created path of /media/RS. Still nothing. The command I used was 'wine D:\\setup.exe'. I then substituted J for the drive letter and also tried autorun.inf. In every case wine reported file not found.

How should I be doing this?

Thanks again,

Old 09-15-2010, 11:22 AM   #4
LQ 5k Club
Registered: May 2003
Location: London, UK
Distribution: Debian "Testing"
Posts: 6,096

Rep: Reputation: 408Reputation: 408Reputation: 408Reputation: 408Reputation: 408
K3B made a 408.8 MB iso file so something is on there.
I think you burnt this CD incorrectly, you should have burned the iso as an iso, not as one big file ending in the letters .iso

K3B has a special option for this, in my case it is called "Burn CD image". Then point it at your iso file.

Then, when you load the correctly burnt CD, you will see all the individual files.
Old 09-15-2010, 11:34 AM   #5
LQ Newbie
Registered: Sep 2010
Posts: 3

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
I used K3b to copy the install CD but instead of burning a new CD I had K3B just create the iso image.

Anyhow, I finally figured it out. When I was in Midnight Commander I discovered that if I hit the enter key on my install CD .iso file - after an error of 'Bad RRVersion', it would display all of the files in the image I had made. I then copied these files to a new directory, made a new image, mounted it and finally got Rosetta Stone installed.

No idea what they did to keep the files from showing up in Linux, they are visible in Windows. If anyone has an idea let me know.

Thanks again to all,



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
i just installed rosetta stone trying to install a language pack baronobeefdip Linux - Software 3 03-30-2012 12:26 AM
Rosetta Stone 1.7.x crashes in Wine; mic doesn't work ShellyCat Linux - Software 4 09-19-2010 04:09 AM
rosetta stone in wine mic problems baronobeefdip Linux - Software 7 08-09-2010 10:38 AM
Rosetta Stone Installation freeze Tako Linux - Software 0 04-03-2009 01:56 PM
trying to run ripped rosetta stone disk through wine on ubuntu intrepid prcheney Linux - Newbie 1 03-24-2009 11:28 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:03 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration