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Installing Windows App from CD / Requires CD to Run

Hoping this is not a super stupid question...

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revmwv Thursday 22 July 2021 at 0:55

So I have limited experience with PlayOnLinux (and Wine for that matter). I have a small program that is basically a Folio Views database, but it requires the installation CD-ROM to be "in the drive" to run. In Windows, I ripped the installation CD to an ISO file and used a virtual cd drive to install and then run the application. I feel like the application should run just fine under PlayOnLinux (or Wine), but the virtual CD is the part I am unsure of. Is it as simple as just mounting the ISO in Linux and then hopefully the application can see it (or change a setting so it can), or is there some other way to set the ISO file as a virtual CD for just that app?

I have not tried anything yet, because I figured before I jack something up I should ask if what I am trying to do is even possible. I hope this rambling makes some sense to someone, and I greatly appreciate any help or guidance anyone can offer. Thank you in advance!





DrM1173 Tuesday 24 August 2021 at 20:23

At "How to Install ReBirth in Linux, Get a Free Rack of Beat Machines" and at "Wine Programs Can't Detect Mounted .iso" it is explained how to run Windows games in Wine/PlayOnLinux without the need for a CD-ROM, for example ReBirth. It is about mounting an ISO file and creating symlinks to it.

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