[Wine] Re: What's the problem with my wine install?

jammanuser wineforum-user at winehq.org
Tue Nov 25 00:04:47 CST 2008

vitamin wrote:
> Vincent Povirk wrote:
> > vitamin: Where is the documentation of this? What, specifically, are
> > the filesystem limitations in Wubi that make Wine not function
> > properly, and how can you observe them in a real app?
> > 
> > This should be on the download page and in the FAQ.
> > 
> > The only specific filesystem-related issue I know of is that Steam
> > does not run from ntfs, and 8.10 should have a new enough kernel that
> > it shouldn't matter (according to the note on the appdb page, and
> > assuming the same issue affects Wubi somehow).
> My understanding of Wubi was that it's using NTFS directly. If it creates ext3 out of a loopback device then it should work fine.
> Of course same restrictions apply to running applications directly from windows partition no matter Wubi or not : http://wiki.winehq.org/FAQ#head-497f1a295d53dd3444f211df2b13312c7767afa2
> jammanuser, since you having problems installing Wine - you are asking in the wrong place. It's the problem with your OS, package manager or Wine binary package. Neither of those covered on this forum.

vitamin: is the line u were referring to?

>  Wine is not designed to interact with an existing Windows installation.
> WARNING: Do not try to configure Wine to point to your actual Windows C:\ drive. We have tried to make this hard to do so you probably cannot do it by accident. If you do this, Wine may or may not continue to operate. Your Windows install will be 100 percent dead due to wine overwriting critical Windows files. The only way to fix Windows after this has happened is to run a reinstall of Windows. 

if so, then i don't think that that can be used to claim that wine doesn't work on ntfs file system, since it is after all referring to trying to configure Wine to point to my Windows C:\ drive, not actually stating that programs installed under wubi don't work on Wine! 

here's quote from a post on the ubuntu forums, concerning what file system wubi uses: 


[quote] Smile  Re: Wubi file system question!

Originally Posted by ago View Post
The Ubunutu filesystem is ext3 and is visible as /dev/loop0 (or loop1)
The filesystem itself is inside of the file /host/ubuntu/disks/root.disk
Where /host is the mountpoint of the containing windows device (usually ntfs).

You can use `sudo losetup -a` or `cat /proc/mounts` to gather more info.
Thanks ago.
I also found out this way:
I went to System > KInfoCenter and discovered my Kubuntu is installed on a ext3 file system.
> if not, then please explain!  [Laughing]

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