solution: IE6 setup says "The download location information is damaged"

Peter Åstrand astrand at
Wed Jun 21 02:45:45 CDT 2006

On Tue, 20 Jun 2006, Peter Åstrand wrote:

> On Tue, 20 Jun 2006, James Hawkins wrote:
>>> If you're still having this problem, please make sure you are not on a
>>> remote or network-mounted drive.  IE6 setup checks if the drive is
>>> remote, and will not install if it is, complaining with the completely
>>> non-related error that "The download location information is damaged."
>> Alternatively, you can go into winecfg->Drives->Show Advanced and
>> change the Type from Autodetect to "Local hard disk".
> Indeed, this was the problem! On my FC4 machine, my home directory is NFS 
> mounted.

I guess a lot of applications might behave bad with C: being a Network 
drive. It seems a lot safer to tag C: as "Hard disk" as default. What 
about this patch?:

Index: tools/wine.inf
RCS file: /home/wine/wine/tools/wine.inf,v
retrieving revision 1.77
diff -u -r1.77 wine.inf
--- tools/wine.inf	19 Jun 2006 08:36:44 -0000	1.77
+++ tools/wine.inf	21 Jun 2006 07:41:05 -0000
@@ -289,6 +289,7 @@

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