Playonlinux error unable to find cdrom

playonlinux error unable to find cdrom

sprers.eu › questions › unable-to-find-cd-rom-when-installing-office. Review of PlayOnLinux, a Wine-based framework designed to after the installation, Caesar III would get stuck on the CD-ROM stage. The program is on CD Rom and needs to be installed in order to use However the program will still not work and I get the same error in. playonlinux error unable to find cdrom

Playonlinux error unable to find cdrom - what necessary

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kaffeanSaturday 17 March at kaffeanAnonymous
-Ubuntu (Oneiric Ocelot)
-Wine
-Gnome (Unity) desktop
-Morrowind: Game of the Year Edition (The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind, Tribunal and Bloodmoon. The Construction Set).

All three CDs (Morrowind, Tribunal and Bloodmoon) installed fine to the Virtual Drive with no problems.

I have two Virtual Drives:
-TES3_Morrowind          < Selected
-ElderScrolls3_Morrowind
When I try to change to the second, ElderScrolls3_Morrowind, a warning states that I am likely to break it

When I try to play:
I start the game either by Double clicking the games Desktop icon or from within PlayOnLinux by selecting game and click RUN.

Then the game menu opens (Play, Data Files, Exit). I click play then
error: °_°
************************
CD-ROM Drive Not Found
Unable to find a CD-ROM/DVD drive on this computer.
************************

What would I need to do at this point? :)

Edited by kaffean

kaffeanTuesday 27 March at kaffeanAnonymous

bump

S. ChapelinSunday 15 April at S. ChapelinAnonymous

I have the same problem. Got a no-cd patch. How do I install it in PlayOnLinux?

Quentin PÂRISSunday 15 April at Quentin PÂRISAnonymous

No-CD patch are not supported here. Anyone who gives instructions about it will be banned.

dumleTuesday 8 May at dumleAnonymous

Have the same problem here, and have an original CD :-)

First time using play on linux, so not sure if the error is a show stopper or not.

Any chance of some advice on this please?

Quentin PÂRISWednesday 9 May at Quentin PÂRISAnonymous

You need to install a no-cd patch, but it's not supported here

Bear_CavalrySaturday 24 November at Bear_CavalryAnonymous

Look, I know I probably shouldn't argue with an Admin, but

If one has legally purchased a copy of their game, it's entirely legal to use a no-CD/DVD crack to run the game. There's no law against it, in fact the supreme court ruled we could.

So, now I came here for this exact issue, after installing the no-CD crack for my legally purchased morrowind copy, and you tell me that because you're scared of something you shouldn't be scared of, I can't use my legally purchased software in the way I want to use it. So we're defeating the entire concept and idea behind using linux in the first place. GOOD. JOB.

kamilSaturday 24 November at kamilAnonymous

No, it is because by buying a copy of game you have accepted license which reads that no code manipulation is allowed. No-cd is code manipulation, so why would you want to break the terms of use by using it? You known what you buy and that anyone asked in public if you can violate the agreement you made, will say that he/she doesn't support such a behaviour.

DeletedduplicateBear_CavalryWednesday 28 November at Bear_CavalryAnonymous

No, it is because by buying a copy of game you have accepted license which reads that no code manipulation is allowed. No-cd is code manipulation, so why would you want to break the terms of use by using it? You known what you buy and that anyone asked in public if you can violate the agreement you made, will say that he/she doesn't support such a behaviour.

Quote from kamil


No code manipulation really? Because ya know there's these things, called Modifications. There's websites dedicated to them. Specifically for Morrowind, in fact, and every other TES game since. I'm pretty sure Bethesda would have politely asked that these not exist a long time ago if they didn't want you to manipulate their code. But, instead, they included the tool they used to make the game, with the game. Specifically so we couldmanipulate the code.

If this were, say, Diablo II, or Warcraft 3, I'd have kinda nodded and gone, "Yeah, that probably is in the ToS/EULA." But, not with a Bethesda game. No, they actually provide you toolsto go and do this, and encourageyou.
petchWednesday 28 November at petch

PlayOnLinux problem

Postby gazzol »

Hi Guys,I'm very new to Linux and am not really interested in spending hours and hours learning the intricacies of an operating system as I use my PC Very little. I only became a Linux user because every time i wanted to use my PC i had to wait for ages for all the updates to be installed which I found extremely irritating.
And now to my problem. I have a specific Windows only application which I need to use. The program is on CD Rom and needs to be installed in order to use it, there is no EXE file for the program buried in the files only an EXE for the installation. I have tried to install the program using PlayOnLinux but it just crashes, an error log is generated which I haven't read all the way through but I did rear that i need to install wine 32 development however when I copied and pasted the command to do that in terminal I get an error message asking me if I am root?
Any help would be really great
Thanks
gazzol

Playonlinux won't start. Ubuntu ( , )

Linux, Wine & MediaMonkey

Introduction

Can MediaMonkey 3 run on Linux via Wine?

This is a place where working notes about the attempt can be collected.

Inspired by botijo's original work via the forums.

Note: Monkey Audio (APE) lossless audio files play successfully.

Update 3rd January by squishysdomain

I just installed version of MediaMonkey using PlayOnLinux for Wine. I have 2 days experience of Linux so I have to say it is quite easy, though it took a few hours of experimentation to understand how PlayOnLinux worked. Finally I got all the right options installed based on the information below. Wine and PlayOnLinux came with my disti (Zoran 10) so don't ask me how to install them.

To install, this is what I did:

  • Download MediaMonkey onto your target machine
  • Open PlayOnLinux and select install a program, choose install a non listed program
  • When you get to the manual installation screen tick the box install some libraries
  • Choose all of the libraries mentioned below in this post
  • Also choose wmp10 to get the codecs
  • Once all of the libraries are installed, point PlayOnLinux to the MediaMonkey executable and install it
  • Do not enable skin override (this did not work for me) and untick the box to launch MediaMonkey now
  • You may need to configure wine to create a virtual drive containing your music, for me this was automatic
  • you are done - run MediaMonkey from within PlayOnLinux

Quick Start

Before looking at the brief script below please read these notes about a couple of the lines:

  • Within the MediaMonkey installer I accepted all defaults except on the last page I did not have the installer start MediaMonkey
  • Download the MAD Plug-in for Winamp
  • Within the MAD plugin installer instead of installing to the Winamp folder I installed to C:\Program Files\MediaMonkey
sudo apt-get install wine mkdir -p ~/.wine/WineTricks cd ~/.wine/WineTricks wget sprers.eu mkdir -p ~/.wine/drive_c/windows/Fonts sh winetricks corefonts vcrun6 gecko vb6run wsh56 sudo apt-get install winbind wine /path/to/sprers.eu wine /path/to/sprers.eu

IE6 can be installed via winetricks as well and this does benefit MediaMonkey functionality such as the track listing window section. It is up to the individual to verify legality of such an installation.

The detailed instructions below seem to cause problems for me with both MP3 and FLAC playback (while Ogg still worked). This setup has been tested to be partially functional on:

  • Kubuntu Maverick
  • Wine
  • MediaMonkey

I plan to update this as I test and fix more aspects than simple playback.

Test Environment

Ubuntu Linux
MediaMonkey3 latest beta v for initial tests, debug version.
WINE version RC4.

UPDATE: 26 Feb
Has also been tested on the following setup (notes from Inspired are based on this environment):
- Wine
- Ubuntu
- Mediamonkey

Adding Wine to Ubuntu

Please follow instructions at sprers.eu . Version tested here is

Note there is a known issue with the security config on Ubuntu , Hardy Heron, and Fedora 9) may generate errors or warnings such as:

preloader: Warning: failed to reserve range err:dosmem:setup_dos_mem Cannot use first megabyte for DOS address space,

OR

winevdm: unable to exec 'Z:\tmp\sprers.eu': DOS memory range unavailable

Workaround is as follows: To fix the problem until the next time you reboot. (It also reduces security slightly.) $ sudo sysctl -w sprers.eu_min_addr=0

To avoid having to give that same command every time you reboot, also edit the file /etc/sprers.eu, e.g. with the command $ sudo gedit /etc/sprers.eu

and change the line that reads:

sprers.eu_min_addr =

to:

sprers.eu_min_addr = 0

Adding MediaMonkey + Wine

After installing Wine, MediaMonkey can be installed without any problems. If you run MM now, you will have lots of trouble.

MediaMonkey needs some libraries to run. Please use winetricks to install following items:

  • gecko as an Internet Explorer alternative - see #Misc notes and links for more details
  • vb6run provides the OLE libraries
  • vcrun6 provides the MFC42 libraries
  • wsh56 provides support for VBScript, needed for scripts. vcrun6 and vbrun6 have to be installed before wsh56 or installation will fail.
wget sprers.eu mkdir ~/.wine/drive_c/windows/fonts sh winetricks corefonts vcrun6 gecko vb6run wsh56

A Linux package is also needed. It is called winbind. The synaptic package manager should have this package. It provides ntlm_auth that is needed for OLE, I believe.

sudo apt-get install winbind

In order to reproduce MP3, the MAD plugin is needed.

To install open the link above click download on the EXE and choose to open in WINE.

You should delete the file i_sprers.eu in the Plugins directory. The reason is that i_sprers.eu requires Windows Media Player, plus the MP3 codecs for WMP. It is simpler to install the MAD plugin.

In order to avoid "Player initialization errors", the files d_*.dll from the Plugins directory need to be deleted. No iPod integration for you! Other devices will also not be able to synchronize.

UPDATE: 26 Feb (by INSPIRED)
This is not necessary for d_sprers.eu and d_sprers.eu
d_sprers.eu works fine in the environment I am testing on (see notes in Test Environment above). I can't say if WMDM devices work (if it is even possible to connect a device to Linux in that Windows Media mode) but leaving the DLL there is not an issue. I don't have an ipod so I deleted those DLLs, but you can try leaving them there and see what happens. Please update this wiki if it works or not.

For MSD portable media device sychronization
Add the following steps to the Wine Configuration instructions that follow (to enable synchronizing with an MSD attached media player.

  • Mount your device in MSD mode (mass storage device).
  • In the Drive tab, select Autodetect as instructed below, or manually assign a drive letter to your mounted device folder.
  • Once in Mediamonkey, in Options > Portable/Audio devices > go to the Device Configuration tab and set up the d_sprers.eu portable player option to point to the drive letter you allocated to your mounted device. Ignore the "Drive label" and "USD Device ID" fields. Autodetect will not detect your device, which is not necessary anyway.

Wine needs a little bit of configuration before running. Go to Applications/Wine/Configuration and follow these steps:

  • In the drive pane, select Autodetect. This should create a Wine Z: drive for the file system(/) and a CDROM drive.
  • In the audio pane, select whatever creates some sound to you. The current configured audio driver should be autodetected. Select Test to confirm.
  • If you have not already configured audio to work correctly on your system through Wine, you may need to do so. If audio does not work in MM then it is mostly likely an issue with your sound configuration. There is plenty of info online on tweaking this in Wine on Ubuntu, etc. I have pulseaudio, oss, jakc, and alsa installed. I use ALSA in the Wine Audio Configuration and it works fine for Mediamonkey.

Function Tests

Botijo verified this to work with the settings set in this wiki.

Following items work:

  • Tag support
  • Database operations
  • File operations
  • Music output (my ears are itching for more music!)
  • Plugins (Milkdrop shows! See screenshot section. Speed is good with MilkDrop)
  • System tray icon
  • Now playing window shows correctly
  • Playlist management, including saving
  • Auto DJ queues songs
  • External browser is opened correctly for "Get Info/Buy"
  • Autoplaylists (only basic tested)
  • Send to Virtual CD
  • Gold registration
  • Find from the same artist
  • Playback of Monkey Audio (APE) lossless audio files works fine

Following items work with some problems:

  • Skins (Graphical glitches while changing skins, press Enter after doing so)
  • UPDATE (26 Feb by INSPIRED): No such problems to report in my test environment. Have tried the three default skins and all work fine. Not sure about third party skins.
  • Scripts (some do, but auto scripts are not loaded after restart?)
  • Installation packages .mmip (Show errors, but install correctly, check notes)
  • Reports (Statistics fail due to some obscure SDBUI error, maybe opens a webpage; file based reports work)
  • CD Rom burning: You need to swap already burnt CD/DVD with blank in order to let MM realize there is a CD/DVD Burner.
  • UPDATE (26 Feb by INSPIRED): Miniplayer has problems with the gui locking up when the player is moved. To unlock it, move any other window over MM. Then restore MM to full mode.
  • UPDATE (26 Feb by INSPIRED): Microplayer causes player to vanish entirely. Not recommended.

Following items do not work:

  • Device synchronization, as I have deleted all synchronization plugins
  • UPDATE (26 Feb by INSPIRED): Synchronization is working fine for MSD connected devices. See notes above, including environment notes.
  • Opening webpages inside MM (gecko interface does not show anything, does MM rely so much on IE?). This includes Auto tag from Web, and maybe Statistics report.
  • Because of previous point, any URL related operation fails (e.g. opening an external URL, opening Podcast directory node). MM opens a dialog and shows a WININET error.
  • Autoplaylists do not show on click, but they show if you browse node by node with the keyboard
  • Party mode is unusable and locks
  • Send to Email shows Thunderbird, songs are not attached
  • UPDATE (26 Feb by INSPIRED): The "Accessibility" option (for filtering out files which are not available) in the filters and autoplaylists does not work on my test environment.

Following items have not been tested:

Apart from all this, please be aware that some skins modifications (mainly resizing of windows) are painful slow.

Useful tip with Compiz
Graphical performance and reliability may be greatly improved by disabling Compiz. There is an easy way to turn it off and on using Compiz-switch. Follow the installation instructions on the Compiz-switch web page also to add the icon to a panel and you can turn compiz on and off in a flash.

Plugin Status

See Linux Plugin Status for details on plugin test status on Linux.

Installation Summary

All the installation steps via Console (Application/Accesories/Terminal) commands. Originally written () using Ubuntu test enviroonment & MM 3 Beta (MediaMonkey__sprers.eu) Updated ) using Ubuntu fully patched environment and MM 3 (MediaMonkey_exe) Commands can be copied and pasted to a Console. Do NOT try to run this as an omnibus script. Problems can occur at each step which need to be addressed before continuing.

# 1)Install Wine # Add key for new repository wget -q sprers.eu -O- sudo apt-key add - # Add new repository sudo wget sprers.eu -O /etc/apt/sprers.eud/sprers.eu # Update APT package info sudo apt-get update # Install wine package sudo apt-get install wine # 2)Configure Wine # Use Applications/Wine/Configure Wine # Do Not proceed if this does not work # 3)Install winetricks # Get winetricks script wget sprers.eu # Install additional packages for winetricks sudo apt-get install cabextract # Install winetricks for MediaMonkey. Do Not change parameter order. # Accept all defaults for individual installers sh winetricks gecko vb6run vcrun6 wsh56 # 4)Install additional packages for MediaMonkey # Install winbind. Start winbindd daemon. sudo apt-get install winbind # 5)Install MediaMonkey # Get MM3 installer beta debug version wget sprers.eu # Run installer. Do Not Launch MediaMonkey yet. wine ~/MediaMonkey_exe (Don't create Quicklaunch icons, but do create Desktop icons and do enable full skinning) (Associate all filetypes offered with MediaMonkey, don't start on finish) # 6)Create directories to manage MediaMonkey plugins fixes. This step required after first MM install. # Change to Plugins directory cd ~/.wine/drive_c/Program\ Files/MediaMonkey/Plugins/ # Create directory to hold Problems plugins mkdir Problems # Create directory to hold Fixes for plugin problems mkdir Fixes # 7)Get alternate plugins for Fixes # MAD input plugin. Version at time of testing. FF3B5 is acting up on the right-click menu for the main page. wget sprers.eu%20plug-in%sprers.eu wine MAD\ plug-in\ sprers.eu cd ~/.wine/drive_c/Program\ Files/MediaMonkey/Plugins/Fixes/ cp ~/.wine/drive_c/Program\ Files/Winamp/Plugins/in_sprers.eu . # 8)Cleanup MediaMonkey plugins. This step is required after any MM re-install. # Change to Plugins directory cd ~/.wine/drive_c/Program\ Files/MediaMonkey/Plugins/ # Move known problem dlls out of main Plugins directory mv -f d_*.dll Problems/ mv -f in_sprers.eu Problems/ UPDATE (26 Feb by INSPIRED): Leave d_sprers.eu in the plugins folder (and make additional copies if you have more than one device or an microSD card in the device) if you want to sync to a media player mounted through an MSD connection (a Sansa e series, for example). # Copy Fixes to main Plugins directory cp Fixes/* . # 9)Run MediaMonkey for first time # Use Applications/Wine/Programs/MediaMonkey/MediaMonkey Note that MediaMonkey may take a considerable amount of time to start up (before the splash screen appears).

Misc notes and links

Debug version of MM works and can report errors to developers (I hope they see my email).

The gecko engine does not provide all the functions that MM needs. Check the TO DO list of sprers.eu This DLL provides the control box, so if that fails, MM cannot show an IE window. As a promising alternative, IE can be installed under wine. It does not install under the default wine locations, so it is a work in progress. The big problem installing IE under wine is that you should legally own a copy of Windows.

A way to know what MM is doing is catching all the KERNEL32 debug outputs. Of course you need the debug version of MM to do this. The usual Windows tool DebugView does not work. A crude way to do the same thing under WINE is (beware of big files!):

WINEDEBUG=relay wine ./sprers.eu &> /tmp/sprers.eu grep Debug /tmp/sprers.eu > sprers.eu

If you resort to debugging why some feature does not work, please have a look at WINE documentation. It helps a lot.

There are lots of graphical glitches that hinder your progress. Also, whenever a serious error is found (most of the time due to missing DLLs), MM will hang. The only way to continue is to kill the process. This is done with

Installation packages install correctly, but Xubuntu file manager (dunno if it happens with vanilla Ubuntu one) does not register the filetype with MM. Even in the case that the filetype .mmip is being registered correctly, WINE might not be able to translate UNIX paths (e.g. /usr/bin/) into Windows own format (unrelated example: C:\Program Files). At least that is something I read, although I do not remember where. What it means is that the argument passed to MM will be rubish, so MM will ignore it. As a workaround, you can copy your .mmip into MM install directory and run sprers.eu <sprers.eu> from MM installation directory. This way no paths are being walked (pun intended).

Media Serial keys

If you want to use the same database as a previous windows one, make sure the drive is mounted on linux, and open up winecfg.

  • Make sure you set this drive as a wine Drive, with the same drive letter preferably
  • Find the serial number of the drive under WXP, or open up the MM database (Docs + Settings\Username\Local Settings\Application Data\MediaMonkey\sprers.eu) in an sqllite browser, and find the serial number in the 'medias' table (check the songs table to find the media id you want)
  • Back in winecfg on the drives tab, click advanced, and enter in the serial number for the wine Drive, you will need to convert the decimal MM uses to a hexadecimal number, converters can be found on the web.

Additional note: If your drive is an external mapped drive then the serial number can be found by doing "dir z:" at the windows command prompt where z: is the drive letter. It will be in the format aaaa-bbbb. This can be pasted into the Wine serial number and then removing the '-'.=

Ubuntu 12 Tips

When switching from Ubuntu 10 to 12, you might notice some features (such as scripting) stop working. I solved the issue by 1) removing all winetricks packages, 2) updating to wine, 3) getting the latest winetricks, and installing the following winetricks packages in addition to what is specified in the installation steps: msscript, msvcirt, vcrun, vcrun6sp6. After I did all of this, MM started to run very fast (almost as fast as native applications), and scripting features started working again.

Screenshots

Graphical glitch after skin change, press ENTER to close window
Script added a node to the tree, Album Art viewer
CD burner screen with CD drive being analyzed correctly
sudo apt-key add - # Add new repository sudo wget sprers.eu -O /etc/apt/sprers.eud/sprers.eu steam error 108 opengl Update APT package info sudo apt-get update # Install wine package sudo apt-get install wine # 2)Configure Wine # Use Applications/Wine/Configure Wine # Do Not proceed if this does not work # 3)Install winetricks flash typeerror error #1009 Get winetricks script wget sprers.eu # Install additional packages for winetricks sudo apt-get install cabextract # Install winetricks for MediaMonkey. Do Not change parameter order. # Accept all defaults for individual installers sh winetricks gecko vb6run vcrun6 wsh56 # 4)Install additional packages for MediaMonkey # Install winbind. Start winbindd daemon, playonlinux error unable to find cdrom. sudo apt-get install winbind # 5)Install MediaMonkey # Get MM3 installer beta debug version wget playonlinux error unable to find cdrom # Run installer. Do Not Launch MediaMonkey yet. wine ~/MediaMonkey_exe playonlinux error unable to find cdrom create Quicklaunch icons, but do create Desktop icons and do enable full skinning) (Associate all filetypes offered with MediaMonkey, don't start on finish) # 6)Create directories to manage MediaMonkey plugins fixes. This step required after first MM install. # Change to Plugins directory cd ~/.wine/drive_c/Program\ Files/MediaMonkey/Plugins/ # Create directory to hold Problems plugins mkdir Problems # Create directory to hold Fixes for plugin problems mkdir Fixes # 7)Get alternate plugins for Fixes # MAD input plugin. Version at time of testing. FF3B5 playonlinux error unable to find cdrom acting up on the right-click menu for the main page. wget sprers.eu%20plug-in%sprers.eu wine MAD\ plug-in\ sprers.eu cd ~/.wine/drive_c/Program\ Files/MediaMonkey/Plugins/Fixes/ cp ~/.wine/drive_c/Program\ Files/Winamp/Plugins/in_sprers.eu. # 8)Cleanup Scsi target detected parity error plugins. This step is required after any MM re-install. # Change to Plugins directory cd ~/.wine/drive_c/Program\ Files/MediaMonkey/Plugins/ # Move known problem dlls out of main Plugins directory mv -f d_*.dll Problems/ mv -f in_sprers.eu Problems/ UPDATE (26 Feb by INSPIRED): Leave d_sprers.eu in the plugins folder (and make additional copies if you have more than one device or an microSD card in the device) if you want to sync to a media player mounted through an MSD connection (a Sansa e series, for example). # Copy Fixes to main Plugins directory cp Fixes/*. # 9)Run MediaMonkey for first time # Use Applications/Wine/Programs/MediaMonkey/MediaMonkey Note that MediaMonkey may take a considerable amount of the metaframe servers reported an unspecified error to start up (before the splash screen appears).

Misc notes and links

Debug version of MM works and can report errors to developers (I hope they see my email).

The gecko engine does not provide all the functions that MM needs. Check the TO DO list of sprers.eu This DLL provides the control box, so if that fails, MM cannot show an IE window. As a promising alternative, IE can be installed under wine. It does not install under the default wine locations, so it is a work in progress. The big problem installing IE under wine is that you should legally own a copy of Windows.

A way to know what MM is doing is catching all the KERNEL32 debug outputs. Of course you need the debug version of MM to do this. The usual Windows tool DebugView does not work. Playonlinux error unable to find cdrom crude way to do the same thing under WINE is (beware of big files!):

WINEDEBUG=relay wine ./sprers.eu &> /tmp/sprers.eu grep Debug /tmp/sprers.eu > sprers.eu

If you resort to debugging why some feature does not work, please have a look at WINE documentation. It helps a lot.

There are lots of graphical glitches that hinder your progress. Also, whenever a serious error is found (most of the time due to missing DLLs), MM will hang. Squid error no running copy redhat only way to continue is to kill the process. This is done with

Installation packages install correctly, but Xubuntu file manager (dunno if it happens with vanilla Ubuntu one) does not register the filetype with MM. Even in the case that the filetype .mmip is being registered correctly, WINE might not be able to translate UNIX paths (e.g. /usr/bin/) into Windows own format (unrelated example: C:\Program Files). At least that is something I read, although I do not remember where. What it means is that the argument passed to MM will be rubish, so MM will ignore it. As a workaround, you can copy your .mmip into MM install directory and run sprers.eu <sprers.eu> from MM installation directory. This way no paths are being walked (pun intended).

Media Serial keys

If you want to use the same database as a previous windows one, make sure the drive is mounted on linux, and open up winecfg.

  • Make sure you set this drive as a wine Drive, with the same drive letter preferably
  • Find the serial number of the drive under WXP, or open up the MM database (Docs + Settings\Username\Local Settings\Application Data\MediaMonkey\sprers.eu) in an sqllite browser, and find the serial number in the 'medias' table (check the songs table to find the media id you want)
  • Back in winecfg on the drives tab, click advanced, and enter in the serial number for the wine Drive, you will need to convert the decimal MM uses to a hexadecimal number, converters can be found on the web.

Additional note: If your drive is an external mapped drive then the serial number can be found by doing "dir z:" at the windows command prompt where z: is the drive letter. It will be in the format aaaa-bbbb. This can be pasted into the Wine serial number and then removing the '-'.=

Ubuntu 12 Tips

When switching from Ubuntu 10 to 12, you might notice some features (such as scripting) stop working. I solved playonlinux error unable to find cdrom issue by 1) removing all winetricks packages, 2) updating to wine, 3) getting the latest winetricks, and installing the following winetricks packages in addition to what is specified in the installation steps: msscript, msvcirt, vcrun, vcrun6sp6. After I did all of this, MM avsl 109 error codes to run very fast (almost as fast as native applications), and scripting features started working again.

Screenshots

Graphical contr terrorism episod 3 after skin change, press ENTER to close window
Script added a node to the tree, Album Art viewer
CD burner screen with CD drive being analyzed correctly

Re: PlayOnLinux will not mount Office CD

Postby Randall » Mon Jul 01, pm

I first tried installing Office from its CD through PlayOnLinux. I now tried another way. I restarted laptop with Office CD already inserted and then got an icon in the taskbar that if I clicked on it I got a small window that said "Available Devices - Optical Disc - OFFICE11", with 3 options that allowed me to select "Open with File Manager". I opened the File Manager -> right-clicked sprers.eu -> General tab, where under "Location" it said the following:
/run/media/randall/OFFICE11
I then clicked the "Permissions" tab and it showed "is executable" was not enabled. I tried enabling it, but was not allowed to.
I clicked sprers.eu and got a dialog box that said, "The program sprers.eu has encountered a serious problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience. This can be caused by a problem in the program or a deficiency in Wine. You may want to check the Application Database for tips about running this application".
I then opened PlayOnLinux -> Install -> Office -> Microsoft Office -> Clicked "Next" in the next window -> In the next window, clicked "Other", which then showed /media/cdrom. I deleted that and entered /run/media/randall/OFFICE11
It then installed Office, playonlinux error unable to find cdrom, but I got a dialog box that said installation had failed. But when I closed that dialog box I got another dialog box that said installation was successful. I now can go to PlayOnLinux -> tool bar - Configure -> It shows Office and Office The right pane says "Please select a program or virtual drive to configure". I clicked Office and got a window with 5 tabs. I clicked the "Configure" tab -> "Add application" button -> I entered Office It showed Global setting, but I changed it to Windows XP. One of the other 5 tabs is "General", which has a button for "Make a new shortcut from the virtual drive". Should I do that?
I am running Wine I went to Wine's Configurator and entered Office because that is how it was listed in PlayOnLinux.
I am still not able to open an Office document, and Office is not listed in Mageia's launch menu.
I went to the Wine web site, and in the left column, under AppDB, clicked "Browse Apps". On the next page, in the "Name" box, I entered "Office". On the next page I scrolled to and clicked on "Microsoft Office (installer only), playonlinux error unable to find cdrom. On the next playonlinux error unable to find cdrom I scrolled to and clicked on On the next page, I clicked the "Show all tests" button and it showed that Mandriva (Spring) passed the "Installs" and "Runs" tests for Office Pro using Wineso I assume that Mageia 3 would also pass the tests using the Wine that I have installed. But I have Office Basic (includes Word, Excel, and Outlook), and not the Office Pro that was used in the Wine test.

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PlayOnLinux - There are no miracles

Updated: June 20,

PlayOnLinux is a gaming framework, based on Wine, designed to help you install and run Microsoft Windows games and programs more easily. Simple enough mission, dire-hard results. Playing Windows games on Linux using Wine is not a new concept, playonlinux error unable to find cdrom, nor an easy one. The success of such endeavors depends on many factors. Some titles will run just fine. Others will plain refuse to even start. In between, there are thousands of games that can be run with varying degrees of luck and compatibility, mainly depending on user skill. PlayOnLinux tries to remove the user from the equation, creating an automated solution that should solve the setup issues so that you can focus on actual games.

In this article, I will show you how to setup and use PlayOnLinux. We will also try to install a handful of games and fail, and these will not be entirely a PlayOnLinux fault. This will be the result of trying to do something rather unusual; running applications designed for a different operating system.

So even though today's article might sorely disappoint you, I want to clarify up front that PlayOnLinux seems like the best Wine package at server connection error bizhub market today, but it can't do Windows miracles, it can merely make difficult easier. Whether it's really better than command-line usage depends on the user. For most people, the first is achievable; the second is not. Now, let's take a look at PlayOnLinux in action. Tested on Maverick bit on my gaming rig.

Teaser

PlayOnLinux setup

The setup is not too easy, though. Detailed instructions are available playonlinux error unable to find cdrom the official site. First, you will need to add PlayOnLinux (POL) to your repos. Install the software and agree to the EULA.

Website

EULA

On its first run, PlayOnLinux will create its work directory and download a handful of fonts and packages from the Web. This seemed to work okay, except that software complained about missing mesa-utils. All right, after installing the required package, I rerun the setup again, and this time it completed without errors.

First run

Missing utilities

Next, POL informed me of the missing Microsoft fonts. Another license agreement, and then you're okay.

Fonts

Finally, you get into the main menu, which is empty at the moment. But it looks like a simple library window, where you can add and remove Windows utilities. This is somewhat similar to D-Fend Reloaded for DOSBox and djl for native Linux games.

Main menu

Using PlayOnLinux

Now, we need to start using the program. The terrorism in russia is slightly misleading, because you may assume the word play narrows down the usage case to only games, playonlinux error unable to find cdrom. The truth is, PlayOnLinux can also work with Windows programs, some of which are listed in the software database. For instance, you can find graphics, Internet, multimedia, and office programs, as well as games.

Install games

Here's an example. I looked for Age of Empires III. It's listed right there, with a favorable 4/5 star rating. You also get comments on how the game behaves and works and its compatibility level. At 5/5, it should work flawlessly. You also get comments on possible workarounds and limitations.

Game search example

The selection is fairly long. You can also search for stuff by rating, popularity, available patches, and more. The search happens on the fly, so it's quite convenient. This should definitely help less skilled users get around. However, whether POL database matches that of the official Wine site, I can't say.

Most downloaded

Lastly, you can install games from .pol packages or manually configure unsupported applications, which is equivalent to running Wine installations through a GUI. This should be the last resort, and we'll see an example later on.

Testing games

I chose four game times for the installation: Caesar III, GTA Vice City, NFS III Hot Pursuit, and Warcraft III. According to WineHQ, these games receive Garbage to Platinum, Platinum, Garbage to Gold, and Platinum, respectively, playonlinux error unable to find cdrom. In this regard, we should be able to succeed in running and using these games, then. One more thing, I did not explore for tweaks and fixes required, playonlinux error unable to find cdrom, if any. I assumed the software would handle all required changes on its own. I started with Caesar III. The setup went just fine.

Installation wizard

CDROM

Installing Caesar III

You even get some smart tips about optimal resolution, and you can also create shortcuts in the menu.

Shortcuts

Tips

However, after the installation, Caesar III would get stuck on the CD-ROM stage. It prompted me for the correct CD-ROM, and even though it was there, mounted and all, the game just did not see the disk for some reason. Hence, I was unable to continue.

Casar III in the menu

Missing CDROM

My second attempt was with Vice City, a great game with a two CD setup. While it took a while longer, including changing the CD during the installation, the procedure completed well. However, when I launched the game, it reached the game rift beta direct3d initialization error and got stuck there. My only solution was to kill the process, but then I was left with a mangled desktop resolution that only logging out of the session and back error system cmos checksum bad fixed. Again, I was out of luck.

Vice City

GTA setup

GTA installing

The third attempt with the racing simulator was also unsuccessful. NFS III Hot Pursuit even refused to start, for some reason, even though PlayOnLinux saw the disc in the tray. My attempt to run this game was completely unsuccessful. Lastly, I tried Warcraft III. The installation went fine, but the game would not recognize the CD-ROM. A known problem, which is probably the same issue that affected Caesar and Vice City.

Warcraft memory

CDROM error

Mini summary

So what is my conclusion here, you ask? PlayOnLinux does not work? Is it any good? The answer is, PlayOnLinux wraps Wine in a simplicity layer, but it can't do anything  beyond that. To verify whether all of these problems were related to PlayOnLinux, I ran these installations manually. The results were identical. PlayOnLinux can make things easier, but don't expect any miracles. If it doesn't work, it doesn't. And most games, playonlinux error unable to find cdrom, do not.

Other stuff

PlayOnLinux has a few more useful helper utilities bundled with the main program. You can configure the default browser and terminal, setup a proxy, change system defaults, and configure plugins. Apart from a handful of spelling errors, things look okay. I have yet to understand and explore the full potential of these, though.

Plugins

Detour plugin

Settings

Manual installations

Should none of the automated tricks succeed, you can always try manual installations. If there's one part of the framework that simply does not work well, it's definitely the manual setup. I tried using it, and it's confusing. You're asked to choose how you want to execute the program installers. If you have no idea, you won't get far. Moreover, extremely trivial examples, like IrfanView and Notepad++ would not even launch this way, so either something is broken or I did not use canon error 5100 correct configuration. Regardless, the manual setup could be made much less geeky.

Manual installation

For instance, trying to setup IrfanView using Winetricks method, PlayOnLinux aborted with unknown errors. There's no explanation what went wrong or how to proceed from here. Other options take you another step forward, but the installer never launches. Running wine from the command line against the installers was a breeze. So this must be remedied and fast, because the game and application list featured in PlayOnLinux is quite finite.

Manual error

Confusing messages

There were also a handful of somewhat confusing actions and errors. The first one was during the installation. Then, while setting up GTA Vice City, the game downloaded a separate new version of Wine for some reason. The wizard also complained about the missing Gecko package, used for embedding HTML. But then, it looks like a recommendation rather than a warning or an error, although the message is cryptic. Am I supposed to use whatever is installed or let Wine decide for me what the best package is?

Installing Wine

Gecko missing

Conclusion

PlayOnLinux is a nice product. It does make Wine usage so much simpler. There are a few rough edges that need to be polished, but overall, it is a nice package. However, its purpose and capability are greatly exaggerated, maybe out of desperate hope to make Linux gaming into something it is not. Running Windows software on Linux terrorist takedown rus a best effort trial and error not a precise science. I'm wondering about those Gold and Platinum rating, as things don't quite add up to what they are promised to be.

Although my review mainly exposes the difficulty in getting games to run under Wine, with four big failures, which is hardly an encouraging result, it does shine light on PlayOnLinux, as a tool. The software offers easy search and setup, using GUI, with step-by-step guidance and helpful assistance overall. Manual installations are complex and buggy, there are some miscellaneous errors and weird messages that need to be sorted, but the framework is in place. All that is missing are games that will cooperate.

If you're into Error could not load ads_light applications and games on top of Linux, then you have nothing to lose. PlayOnLinux will work as well as default Wine, except that you get everything wrapped in automated simplicity. If you can't afford to run commands in a terminal window, downloading libraries and scripts, then PlayOnLinux is your best bet. For all Wine fans, do take a look, you will find it quite useful. As to the results, well, my gaming section features some one hundred game reviews, almost every single one natively compiled for Linux. That ought to do the trick.

Cheers.

PlayOnLinux Logo

PlayOnLinux is a free and open source graphical front-end for Wine which allows Linux users to install a large number of Windows-based computer games and applications such as Microsoft Office ( to ), Steam, Photoshop, and many other applications.

PlayOnLinux will also allows you to install your Windows-based software on different virtual drives, which means that there is no interaction between the different applications you install. So if something doesn't work right, you know it won't affect the rest of your stuff and they can easily uninstall it by removing the virtual drive.

Install games and apps via Wine It can be a bit difficult for newbies. For this, the use of PlayOnLinux is recommended as it solves this by providing a simpler interface, which with just a few clicks will allow playonlinux error unable to find cdrom to easily install Windows applications and games on Linux.

That is, all the complexity of Wine is hidden by default in PlayOnLinux and easily automates the installation of compatible software and games.

PlayOnLinux is in its version which has been around for a long time, because at the moment they are still building version which means better compatibility with the new generation of graphics cards, games playonlinux error unable to find cdrom others.

Table of Contents

How to install PlayOnLinux on Ubuntu LTS?

Since PlayOnLinux is a graphical front-end for Wine, it is extremely necessary to install Wine and enable the architecture for 32 bits, to obtain a better performance of this in the system, in a previous article talked about how to install the latest stable version of Wine.

PlayOnLinux can be found in the Ubuntu software repositories, so you can get it from Ubuntu Software Center or install it with the following command:

sudo apt update sudo apt install playonlinux

It is also recommended to install some dependencies that may be necessary:

sudo apt-get install winbind sudo apt-get install unrar-free p7zip-full

You can also install it by downloading the latest deb package, steam error 53 from its page start here.

Developers recommend using this installer as it generally contains the latest packages available compared to what is available in the software repositories of many distributions.

How to use PlayOnLinux?

After having carried out a correct installation, we proceed to open the application, we look for it in our applications menu and execute it. Upon launch, you will be prompted to accept a license to install some fonts from Microsoft.

With this we will be inside the main window of the program, here basically there are two ways to install an application.

The first is to install an application compatible with PlayOnLinux, that is, we found this in the list offered by the application, by clicking on the «Install» button found just below your menu.

playonlinux

When you click there, a new window will open with the list that I was commenting on, atHere we only have to use the search engine to check if the application we want to install is found.

If so, we just click on it and we just have to follow the instructions until it asks us to insert the CD / DVD with the application or choose the path where it is saved on our hard drive.

The second option is to install an application "not compatible"

Although the term "not compatible" does not apply to everything, but rather not yet tested would be the correct term. Since there are an infinity of applications in the previous list, only the demanded and popular ones are shown.

Here basically the installation method is as follows:

  • We click on the "Install" button
  • The applications window will open, but now as we can see just below the list there is a text that says "Install a program not included"
  • We click on it and here we will continue with the installation wizard
  • It will ask us to assign a space to the installed program "Install a program in a new virtual disk" and then Next.
  • Enter a name for your configuration.
  • Find the installation file and then follow the instructions, which will depend on the application you are installing.

PlayOnLinux problem

Postby gazzol »

Hi Guys,I'm very new to Linux and am not really interested in spending hours and hours learning the intricacies of an operating system as I use my PC Very little. I only became a Linux user because every time i wanted to use my PC i had to wait for ages for all the updates to be installed which I found extremely irritating.
And now to my problem, playonlinux error unable to find cdrom. I have a specific Windows only application which I need to use. The program is on CD Rom and needs to be installed in order to use it, there is no EXE file for the program buried in the files only an EXE for the installation. I have tried to install the program using PlayOnLinux but it just crashes, an error log is generated which I haven't read all the way through but I did rear that i need to install wine 32 development however when I copied and pasted the command to do that in terminal I get an error message asking me if I am root?
Any help would be really great
Thanks
gazzol

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