[Wine] Drive Mapping Problem & solution

Austin English austinenglish at gmail.com
Thu Jan 29 11:02:05 CST 2009

On Thu, Jan 29, 2009 at 10:56 AM, samclam <wineforum-user at winehq.org> wrote:
> Just got Wine 1.1.13 on Ubuntu 8.10 tried to map D: to my Windows partition /dev/sda5 /media/DATA but Wine wouldn't keep my choice and reverts to /media/cdrom0.

Why are you mounting that drive? To read data, or to run programs from
it? Former, okay, later, don't do it.

> Found out that permissions for ~/.wine/dosdevices/d: were root only and couldn't change them.  So I deleted d: & d:: and made new symbolic links

Did you run wine as sudo/root?

> $ sudo rm -r /home/me/.wine/dosdevices/d*
> $ ln -s /media/DATA   /home/me/.wine/dosdevices/d:
> $ ln -s /dev/sda5   /home/me/.wine/dosdevices/d::
> which fixed my problem.
> Is this a bug as I never had this problem before?

$5 says you've run wine as root/sudo, in which case, not a bug, but


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