[Bug 20974] Setting drive as Local disk in winecfg does not work

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Thu Dec 10 00:08:49 CST 2009


--- Comment #4 from Frank Gore <gore at projectpontiac.com>  2009-12-10 00:08:48 ---
(In reply to comment #3)
> http://bugs.winehq.org/page.cgi?id=fields.html#priority
> Easy work around - install an real HDD.

Yes, but that defeats the whole purpose of a roaming home directory. Besides, I
format this hard drive too often. In any case, I've already solved my problem
by using a complicated hoop-jumping maneuver. Photoshop CS2 is happily
installed and running on my network share. I'm not looking for help, I'm just
reporting a bug that I found in the process.

> Does this fixes your problem?
> echo -e "[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\Software\\Wine\\Drives]\n\"c:\"=\"hd\"\n" | wine
> regedit -

Ah-hah! So that's how I change that pesky grayed-out setting!

But no, it did not fix the problem. Photoshop CS2 still refuses to install with
the same error message: "Installing to a network drive is not allowed"

So the Photoshop CS2 installer still thinks C:\ is a network share, even though
it's set as "Local hard disk".

I tried some other experiments for the sake of completeness. The following
tests were all performed with WINEPREFIX=~/.winetest and C:\ set to
~/.winetest/drive_c (all of which is on an NFS share)

- Using winecfg, I added a drive R:\ and set it to /opt/drive_r (this is on the
local hard disk, not a network share). I set R:\ as a "Local hard disk".
Installing Photoshop CS2 to R:\ was successful.

- Using winecfg, I changed R:\ to a "Network share". Installing Photoshop CS2
to R:\ failed with the same error message listed above.

So the drive "Type" setting does do something, it just doesn't seem to work as
intended when setting it to "Local hard disk".

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