[Wine] Wine broke my WindowsXP (can't login)

Duane Clark fpga at pacbell.net
Fri Feb 29 14:27:02 CST 2008

Peter Beutner wrote:
> Dan Kegel schrieb:
>> On Fri, Feb 29, 2008 at 12:26 AM, helix <wineforum-user at winehq.org> wrote:
>>>  > What do I have to do to stop users doing this.
>>>  Maybe stating somewhere that files in ~/.wine/dosdevices/c
>>> etc. are modified by Wine -- I didn't expect that.
>>> I thought that these just set up some interfaces to have
>>> the windows directories available to Wine, but I didn't expect Wine to write there.
>> I'll keep that in mind, maybe we can make it clearer.
> Don't allow to change the drive mapping for C:\ in winecfg probably would be a good start.
> Add some explaining text why (in general) you don't want to change it and explicitly say
> that wine has (and needs) its own, separate windows installation (in C:\windows).

Perhaps better would be if winecfg checked whether the drive being 
mapped to had a Windows system on it, and popped up a big warning box if 
so. I hate having programs tell me I can't do things ;)

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