[Wine] Can't get Band-in-a-Box to run

Martin Gregorie martin at gregorie.org
Sun Oct 25 19:00:03 CDT 2009

On Sun, 2009-10-25 at 17:54 -0500, Radissthor wrote:
> Oh, I double cliked on the bbw.exe file and it gave an error. It reads as follows:
> Archive:  /home/hernan/.wine/dosdevices/c:/bb/bbw.exe   9337344   14134
> warning [/home/hernan/.wine/dosdevices/c:/bb/bbw.exe]:  end-of-central-directory record claims this
>   is disk 12592 but that the central directory starts on disk 13106; this is a
>   contradiction.  Attempting to process anyway.
> error [/home/hernan/.wine/dosdevices/c:/bb/bbw.exe]:  missing -1071184873 bytes in zipfile
>   (attempting to process anyway)
> error [/home/hernan/.wine/dosdevices/c:/bb/bbw.exe]:  start of central directory not found;
>   zipfile corrupt.
>   (please check that you have transferred or created the zipfile in the
>   appropriate BINARY mode and that you have compiled UnZip properly)
That looks as though the install didn't complete correctly.

bbw.exe seems to be the first section of a self-extracting multi-section
zip archive. What else is in the /home/hernan/.wine/dosdevices/c:/bb

How does that compare with the contents of the installation disk?

I thought multi-volume zip archives had gone out with the ark since I
last saw them when applications were supplied on a stack of floppies,
one per disk. IIRC they used to install OK if you put them all in the
same directory and then ran the first one. Again IIRC only the first had
a .EXE extension and sections 2 onward had similar names to the first
section, but numbered so you could tell which was which. If they are all
together on the CD you should be able to run something like:

cd /home/hernan/.wine/dosdevices/c:
wine /media/cdrom/bbw.exe

That assumes that the CD is mounted on /media/cdrom and that the zip
archive sections are in the root directory of the CD. If the CD is
mounted somewhere else and/or the archive isn't in its root directory,
change the second line accordingly.


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