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I recently bought a CD which needs to run an installation file to run the program. But the anti-piracy system in the CD detects the disc as a virtual or counterfiet disc because Ubuntu does not assign an actual drive letter to the CD-Drive. Is there a way to force ubuntu to assign a drive letter or is there anyother way to work around this problem.

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Linux does not use drive letters. What are you trying to install? – Jazz Aug 25 '12 at 0:36
Linux does not use drive letters for mounting drives. What are you trying to install? something that requires Wine? More details are needed here. – user66541 Aug 25 '12 at 0:52
Thanks for the quick responses. Though Wine didn't work, I managed to install a Windows instance using VirtualBox and opened the CD through the Windows session and it worked fine. – user85413 Aug 26 '12 at 21:33

Open wine configuration (winecfg) and go to the Drives tab.

If your cdrom mount point is not present in the list of drives, then add it.
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Your disc is probably at /media/cdrom or similar.

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I bought a online Driving theory test CD and am trying to install it. Every time i try start the installation I get a message telling counterfiet/virtual DVD detected. I tried contacting the seller and they said the message is because there is no drive letter assigned to the CD-rom drive. I tried assigning the drive letter using wine as suggested with no luck. Is there any other way?? – user85413 Aug 25 '12 at 16:53
They're telling you something incorrect. There is some other copy-protection problem. – RobotHumans Aug 25 '12 at 16:56

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