I need to install some program in wine, which require to access a mounted ISO image. Whenever I mount an ISO image in Nautilus, in which drive it mounted in Wine?

For some programs which can find the ISO automatically, I have no problem.

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We sucessfully mounted CD or DVD images for application installation in Wine or for running an application which needs access to its CD using CDemu. Amongst ISO a wide variety of other formats are supported. Therefore the image does not need to be in ISO format.

The application can be installed by adding the following ppa to our sources:

  • ppa:cdemu/ppa

We can then install the CDemu client and the CDemu daemon with

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install cdemu-daemon cdemu-client

After logging out and back in, or a reboot, the daemon will be started. To mount an ISO file as CD we can then issue:

cdemu load <number> <path_to_iso>

The <number> corresponds to the internal number of drives loaded by CDemu (per default 2 drives, change this in /etc/default/cdemu-daemon to a higher number if needed.

The following is an example command to load a drive 0 from an image.iso:

cdemu load 0 /home/nur/images/image.iso

This will unload an image:

cdemu unload <number> 

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  • Thanks for the answer, I just discovered this amazing program ! Worked well for my two disc game installation, whilst the other one don't. Thanks!
    – Liso
    Jun 18, 2020 at 6:14

After you mount the ISO or the disk with any tools or commands which you prefer, start Configure Wine create a new Drive mapping. Click Add, browse the path and select OK. Here, I've mapped Ubuntu 13.10 i386 DVD to drive letter e: in wine (g: is for my Flash Drive).


Then you can browse the iso or disk in the $HOME/user/.wine's dosdrives directory.


sudo mount -o loop /path/to.iso /mnt/cdrom/
  • Actually, the user seems have already mounted the ISO. But he looks for a way to map already mounted images into Wine devices automatically.
    – user.dz
    Jan 31, 2014 at 15:07
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    Nur mounted an image using Nautilus, that is why wine can not see it. If mount the image to usual cdrom location then wine able to see it. Jan 31, 2014 at 15:21
  • In late Ubuntu releases, CD's mounted in the new mounting path: /media/user_name/cd_title. Wine does not create mapping automatically for it otherwise.
    – user.dz
    Jan 31, 2014 at 15:40
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    Your solution works well. I would suggest to add a permanent mapping for /mnt/cdrom/ using winecfg/Wine Configuration in drives tab or create a link to. ln -s /mnt/cdrom /home/user_name/.wine/dosdevices/e:
    – user.dz
    Jan 31, 2014 at 15:56

If you have mounted an .iso image in Ubuntu, Wine will treat it exactly as Ubuntu is treating it. So if you navigate to / with a Wine program (I think it is the Z:\ folder), you will see all of your Ubuntu files and folders, and you can navigate to the mount point of the iso, which will be listed with the mount command in the terminal (it's probably somewhere in /mount)

  • programs like Rebirth won't consider that the CD-Rom is available
    – ttoine
    Aug 9, 2013 at 12:34

If you don't want to mount iso in Ubuntu, however want to mount iso in Wine only.

Right click on iso file, select Open With -> Archive Manager. Unpack iso content into new folder e.g. iso. enter image description here

In Wine go to Configure Wine select Drivers tab. Click Add... to add new driver, select any letter. Select already created driver, click Browse... and specify extracted iso folder path.

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Next open Control panel select Add/Remove Programs click Install... specify some .exe file from mounted drive.

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