[Bug 9962] wine ntfs-3g segfaults

Szabolcs Szakacsits szaka at ntfs-3g.org
Wed Oct 10 05:47:16 CDT 2007

On Wed, 10 Oct 2007, Kai Blin wrote:
> Szabolcs, the biggest reason why we don't tell people to run applications 
> from an NTFS partition is not strictly a technical one but just the fact 
> that people then try to run applications they installed under windows. 
> This will fail for almost every application that depends on certain 
> registry entries being created by the install process.

Thank you for the explanation. 

Could the windows registry entries be mapped to the one wine needs? 
I guess nobody expects instant 100% success but if the most important 
ones could cover over 90% of the apps then that could be a decent start 
and worth improving and maintaining in the future.

Unfortunately the only feedback which arrives to us is that wine users are 
annoyed/confused by the separate installation for wine. Apparently this is 
a major wine usability and adaption problem.

Best regards,

NTFS-3G Lead Developer:  http://ntfs-3g.org

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