[Wine] Re: Wine directory system

dimesio wineforum-user at winehq.org
Sun May 6 20:53:04 CDT 2012

Caencel wrote:
> indeed seems to be related to Wine's directory system, i have two partitions and one of them is set to be D:/, that partition is the one actually causing me problems, if i run an installer inside C:/ runs quite well, but if i do it from D:/ the problem present itself.

Linux does not use drive letters. Windows programs expect drive letters, and Wine translates Linux paths into Windows-style paths for them. The C:\ drive you see in winecfg is actually just a hidden directory in your home directory: $HOME/.wine/drive_c is the default. The Z:\ drive is everything else--the root directory, which will include all mounted volumes, including removable ones. I don't know what partitions your "C" and "D" drives are, but I am pretty sure they don't correspond to the drives mapped in winecfg (though Wine's fake drive_c is probably contained on the volume you think of as your C:/ drive.)

>From what you have said here and in the other thread, the partition you think of as D:/ has been mounted noexec, which means that binaries are not allowed to execute from it. You need to remount it as exec. If you don't know how to do that, ask your distro.

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