I have read several questions relating to getting WINE to recognise the CD-ROM drive with no success. I have installed a Windows game and when I go to play it, I get a "Please insert disk into CD-ROM drive" message.

I have tried telling WINE to designate the CD-ROM drive D:, tried editing FSTAB to mount the drive on startup, and attempted to find the UUID to see if that makes things easier but cannot find it.

Is there a way to assign a static mount point for the CD/DVD-ROM drive so WINE can address it instead of the random (/media/"disk name")

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    I believe you need to give wine the block device ( /dev/cdrom ), not the mounted filesystem.
    – psusi
    Dec 6, 2011 at 15:00
  • @psusi - Played with the settings and put /dev/cdrom as D: but still will not work :(
    – Andrew
    Dec 7, 2011 at 13:06

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I don't know how to make it static, but on the first time after reboot, you can just start


And use the auto-detect feature for assigning a windows drive letter to the mounted dvd/cdrom drive.

After that, autodetect would only re-map to the (first) mounting - no idea why. For the non-first mountings use winecfg as well and re-assign the drive-letter manually after the drive has been mounted.

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