[Wine] Re: Windows and Ubuntu and Windows and......

David Bailey wineforum-user at winehq.org
Sat Aug 27 16:49:57 CDT 2011

I too have enormous sympathy for the OP - mainly because I am just starting to feel a bit less of a Linux newbie than I was.

The thing to realise is that when you use samba to network windows file store into linux, it appears as an extension to the linux files store. So suppose you do the mount commands manually to begin with, you can create an empty directory somewhere and mount the samba file store inside it. So say you create ~/Windows as a directory, you can mount the samba file store inside that directory:

sudo mount -t cifs // /home/dave/Windows -o username=dave,noexec 

(Change details as appropriate)

(I am not sure what all the options do (yet), but this works for me).

I recommend that you do that, and then explore the resultant file store, by CD-ing into ~/Windows and using the ls command. Once you realise how it works, you can probably dispense with setting up a G: drive, and just point the program to the data directly.


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