[Wine] Can't figure out how to put wineprefixes on an NTFS drive
demidevil at gmail.com
Mon Sep 20 03:40:46 CDT 2010
On Sun, 19 Sep 2010 19:42:55 -0500
"Kaisa" <wineforum-user at winehq.org> wrote:
> But when I try to create a new wineprefix on my data partition, Wine
> suddenly doesn't like it. It gives me the following error message, if
> I try to do anything after setting the $WINEPREFIX:
> wine: /mnt/ntfs/.wineprefixes/foo is not owned by you
> I checked, and yes, it's owned by root. Somehow it feels wrong to run
> Wine as root, so I haven't tried that. Is there some other way to get
> this to work?
Dont run wine as root! See here  about changing the owner of the dir.
Putting wine prefixes on NTFS partitions might not be the best idea,
they are quite slow, and the cpu usage is quite high.
I have ran some stuff off my legacy NTFS partitions, so it does work,
for me! Caveat emptor.
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