Drive use in wine

Brett I. Holcomb bholcomb at
Sat Nov 10 20:57:20 CST 2001

Wine has a problem here.  I fixed the amd files so wine can see both CD 
drives.  However, wine does not act correctly.  

As long as all the drives have media in them wine will find them and use 
them.  If there is no media in a drive that drive will never show up in a 
drive list even if I put media in the drive.

Here's the drive setup for my floppys and CDs - all of which have this 

[Drive A]
"Path" = "/auto/floppy"
"Type" = "floppy"
"Device" = "/dev/fd0"
"Filesystem" = "win95"

[Drive H]
"Path" = "/auto/cdrom"
"Type" = "cdrom"
"Filesystem" = "win95"
"Device" = "/dev/sr1"
; CD-RW drive (automounted)
; If an application (or game) wants a specific CD-ROM you might have to
; temporary change the Label to the one of the CD itself.
; How to read them is described in /usr/doc/wine-cvs-xxxxx/cdrom-labels.
[Drive I]
"Path" = "/auto/cdrw"
"Type" = "cdrom"
"Filesystem" = "win95"
"Device" = "/dev/cdrw"

gerard patel wrote:

> On Sat, 10 Nov 2001 00:32:54 -0600, "Brett I. Holcomb"
> <bholcomb at> wrote:
>>I'm running Wine release 20011004 and have created the floppy and CDs
>>drives for my floppy, CD and CDRW.  I am automounting the devices.
>>1.  I've noticed that if I don't have a floppy or CD in the drive wine
>>ignores it and even if I insert a disk later the app (notepad) never sees
> <snip automount problems>
> Are you sure that this is a Wine problem ? This is awfully looking
> like a Mandrake 8.1 problem :-)
> Gerard

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