[Wine] Re: Drive Designation
dclark at akamail.com
Wed Mar 15 09:46:30 CST 2006
James E. Lang wrote:
> I keep reading on this list where drive C: is referred to as "~/.wine/drive_c"
> but on my system (due to no special smarts on my part that would be
> "~/.wine/dosdevices/c:" instead. Why this difference? Are the ones who post
> basing their operation on an older way of doing things? The ability to use "c:"
> rather than "drive_c" seems nicer IMNSHO. FWIW, I'm using version 0.9.8. I have
> had to skip 0.9.9 but look forward to 0.9.10(?).
Do the command "ls -al ~/.wine/dosdevices". It should show something like:
drwxrwxr-x 2 dclark dclark 4096 Mar 10 08:42 .
drwxrwxr-x 3 dclark dclark 4096 Mar 14 07:44 ..
lrwxrwxrwx 1 dclark dclark 20 Mar 2 09:50 c: -> /home/drives/drive_c
lrwxrwxrwx 1 dclark dclark 20 Mar 2 09:50 e: -> /home/drives/drive_e
lrwxrwxrwx 1 dclark dclark 1 Jan 24 14:24 z: -> /
The "->" notation indicates that the 'c:' entry is a symbolic link,
which means the directory is not actually located there. Instead, the
actual directory is home/drives/drive_c in my case, but the default
location is normally "~/.wine/drive_c".
So, yes, Wine actually accesses "c:" in the dosdevices directory, but
the actual directory can be located anywhere in the filesystem. If "c:"
is not a symbolic link on your machine, but instead a directory, Wine
should still work fine.
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