Can't determine disk space, install fails

Lei Zhang thestig at
Wed Mar 26 09:40:43 CDT 2008

On Wed, Mar 26, 2008 at 6:49 AM, Pavel Troller <patrol at> wrote:
> Hi!
>   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

Can you file a bug for this on Wine's bugzilla? [1] I'm really
surprised WoW does not install for you, considering it's probably one
of the most popular apps out there.


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