Can't determine disk space, install fails
vit.hrachovy at sandbox.cz
Wed Mar 26 09:05:23 CDT 2008
I've ran into similar issues when, for example, I've got more than 64GB
free space on the partition, and the old Win installers just told me
there was -1 bytes free. I'd vote for some Wine (or 3rd party tool)
functionality that would decrease the reported bytes available per
As a temporary solution for such problems, I've used a small partition
for installation with just 2GBs free and it worked for me. I've then
moved the wineprefix into the target partition.
Pavel Troller wrote:
> We have a long-persisting problem there. It persists for many wine versions
> and prevents some programs from installing.
> As an example, today my son complained about impossibility to install WoW.
> The installer was not able to determine the free space on the disk (there was
> a dash instead of a number in the box) and the Continue button was greyed out,
> so it was not possible to proceed.
> There are other cases, in which the installers say that there is not enough
> space on the disk and fail. Of course there is enough space, but the installer
> is not able to find it.
> Especially WoW has Gold rating and these problems are not mentioned, so I
> don't think that this is a common wine problem, thus I'm not going to open
> a bug for it. I'm begging for a hint instead, what to try to find the cause
> of the problem.
> Wine is always manually compiled and it runs on a "generic Linux system",
> not on any particular, publicly known distro.
> With regards, Pavel Troller
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