winecfg volume serial number

Michael Ost most at
Thu Dec 18 16:47:56 CST 2008

James Hawkins wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 18, 2008 at 12:31 PM, Michael Ost <most at> wrote:
>> wine-devel-request at wrote:
>>> Date: Tue, 16 Dec 2008 13:52:00 +0100 From: "Hoehle, Joerg-Cyril"
>>> <Joerg-Cyril.Hoehle at> Subject: winecfg volume serial
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>>> Hi,
>>> I just sent a bug-fix to wine-patches to prevent a crash in winecfg
>>> when editing the volume serial number input field, together with some
>>> unrelated thoughts about winecfg and the device/volume serial number
>>> handling. Then I realized that wine-patches is not a good place for
>>> discussion. So here are the ideas about winecfg's GUI:
>> It doesn't make sense to me to rely on writing to a file to set the
>> windows serial number or label. What about readonly disks?
>> I think those values should be in the registry. Or at least check the
>> registry should be a fallback if .windows-serial or .windows-label does
>> not exist.
>> I am stuck now because an installer program is looking for a CD of a
>> certain label. I can't fudge in the label because it's a CD that I can't
>> write to.
>> Is anyone working on this issue, or agree/disagree? ... mo
> The label of the CD is read from the disk.  If you're using a mounted
> ISO, you have to fix the access rights of the loopback file
> representing the ISO file.

Yes, you are right. And this does work.

In my system I am mounting a remote CD over samba and creating a drive 
letter for it in Wine. That's the disc that the installer wants to 
query. I was hoping to be able to set the label for the "network" drive 
to work around this issue. But the CD is read only so I can't write the 

So I am trying to do something tricky, that is probably not even 
possible in Windows. And I'll probably just have to my own internal Wine 
hack to get this to work.

- mo

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