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I have 2 iso's from a video game I used to play when I was a kid. I wanted to install them using Wine.

I first tried the following approach.

  1. Created a mounting directory /mnt/disk/
  2. Then I mounted the .iso using mount -t iso9660 -o loop "CD1.iso" /mnt/disk/
  3. Went to the directory /mnt/disk/ and runned wine setup.exe
  4. Installation proceeded till 50% and then asks for CD2.
  5. First cancelled the process wine setup.exe, installation is still running, then tried to unmount the drive using umount /mnt/disk/ -f which tells me that the drive is still busy and I cannot unmount it.

So here I failed...

I then tried to the following approach.

  1. Created two mounting directories /mnt/disk1/ and /mnt/disk2/
  2. Mounted the CD1.iso using mount -t iso9660 -o loop "CD1.iso" /mnt/disk1/
  3. Mounted the CD2.iso using mount -t iso9660 -o loop "CD2.iso" /mnt/disk2/
  4. Went to the directory /mnt/disk/ and runned wine setup.exe
  5. Installation proceeded till 50% and then asks for CD2.
  6. Click on proceed, since I mounted it, however this also fails...

This approach also failed :(

Does anyone have a clue how I can achieve this?

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marked as duplicate by Jorge Castro, karel, Eric Carvalho, Avinash Raj, wojox Mar 6 '14 at 14:20

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After You hit 50% -- You can try to unmount first cd, and mount second with the same name: mount -t iso9660 -o loop "CD2.iso" /mnt/disk1/, and then press continue. –  Adobe Jul 21 '13 at 19:48
Unmounting the first disk will only work, if the installer does not reference files from the mounted first disk at that moment any more. –  soulsource Jul 21 '13 at 19:51
@Adobe I am able to mount CD2 indeed over the first disk but the installer won't continue then with the installation, it keeps asking for CD2. –  WG- Jul 21 '13 at 20:12
Can You borrow an external CD-drive for an hour from a good friend? You can then burn the two CDs and try to install it the straight way. –  Adobe Jul 21 '13 at 20:37
Well I have a CD drive but no CD's neither do my friends. So I would have to buy them tomorrow. But have to say that I would rather solve it like the current approach. –  WG- Jul 21 '13 at 21:06

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This is all you should have to do:

  1. Open "Configure Wine". Go to the "Drives" tab.
  2. Click "Add...". Select a drive letter. Click Ok.
  3. Select the drive letter in "Drive Mappings". Under Path, type or Browse to the location of the mounted CD.
  4. Click "Apply" or "OK".
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If the suggestion form Adobe (see comments above) does not work, I'd try to use cdemu.

The reason I'd use it is following. If you mount an .iso to a directory the normal way, there is no device associated with it, and the installer will only see a directory, and therefore will fail to find the cd drive with the second disk. If you emulate a CD drive, WINE will automatically associate a drive letter and present it as a CD drive to the installer.

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I just tried with cdemu, launchpad.net/~cdemu/+archive/ppa, but this fails also. I first load the first iso using ` cdemu load 0 CD1.iso. It then indeed emulates a CD-drive with the contents of CD1.iso. I then start the install again using wine Setup.exe. Then at 50% it askes again for CD2. I then unload the first CD and load the second as cdemu unload 0, cdemu load 0 CD2.iso`. However it does not accept it for some reason since it keeps asking for CD2. –  WG- Jul 21 '13 at 21:03
What I did in this case, was to emulate 2 CD drives and mount both CDs before starting the installer. –  soulsource Jul 22 '13 at 8:22
This didn't work either. But I solved the problem now by just copying the files from the installation disk 2 in the correct folder. –  WG- Jul 22 '13 at 9:26
Good to hear ^^. Sorry that I couldn't help. –  soulsource Jul 22 '13 at 10:40

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