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I am trying to install a Windows program with Wine, but it reports that it won't run because it's not executable. How in the world am I supposed to add an executable bit in the static medium of CD?

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why don't you copy all fo the files and put them on a folder ? nd then try again – Uri Herrera May 16 '11 at 10:49
@Uri, I want to avoid doing that - I'm installing Ubuntu in school computers, and I won't be there to instruct everyone to copy and then use. I'm not even an employee but a LoCo member. – Oxwivi May 16 '11 at 10:51
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You can run a windows executable, missing the execution permissions, prepending the executing program name, i.e. wine

wine /media/cdrom/app.exe
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You could also simply re-author the disc. Copy the files over, change the needed permissions and then re-burn it.

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... That's even more troublesome than simply copying and then installing... Oh wait, so doing that, I won't need to copy it over and over again, you mean? – Oxwivi May 16 '11 at 17:31
Straight ISO9660 or ISO9660+Joliet extensions do not support permissions. Olny ISO9660+Rock-Ridge extensions do. – enzotib May 16 '11 at 19:30

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