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PostPosted: Sun Jun 13, 2004 4:16 pm    Post subject: [HOWTO] Install games in winex without switching CDs Reply with quote

[HOWTO] Install games in winex without switching CDs

I discovered this trick while searching on how to install games in Winex with supermount installed. Thanks to hackerError who put me on the right track. :)

The problem that I frequently run into when installing games in winex is that there is more than one CD, and I need to switch CDs during install. I've tried using supermount but winex generally hangs when using it.

This is a different approach -- basically, you copy the CDs to ISO files, mount the first one, install the game, and during the install when it asks for the second disc, you simply mount the next CD iso over the same location. The advantage is that you don't have to eject or unmount the first ISO file to mount the later ones.

Here's how to do it:

First, make sure that looback is compiled in your kernel or a module:

Code:
Device Drivers  --->
   Block devices  --->
   <M> Loopback device support


If you have to turn the module on, be sure to install it, then load it:

Code:
# make modules
# make modules_install
# modprobe loop


Copy your CDs to ISO files (you do NOT need to mount them -- just have them in the CD drive):

Code:
# cat /dev/cdrom > icewind_dale1.iso
# eject
# cat /dev/cdrom > icewind_dale2.iso
# eject


Then, as root, mount the first ISO file.
Code:
$ mount -o loop /home/steve/icewind_dale1.iso /mnt/cdrom


Run the winex3 installer as your user. Be sure to close all Windows applications before installing anything. ;)
Code:
# cd /mnt/cdrom
# winex3 Setup.exe


When the installer asks for the next CD, mount the next ISO over the existing one, and continue the installation.
Code:
$ mount -o loop /home/steve/icewind_dale2.iso /mnt/cdrom


That should let you install the games with no CD hassles. :)

Be sure to unmount the ISOs when you are finished.

Code:
$ mount
/home/steve/icewind_dale1.iso on /mnt/cdrom type iso9660 (rw,loop=/dev/loop0)
/home/steve/icewind_dale2.iso on /mnt/cdrom type iso9660 (rw,loop=/dev/loop1)
$ umount /mnt/cdrom
$ umount /mnt/cdrom


hope that helps

steve

edit: fixed /mnt/cdrom to /dev/cdrom :)
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 14, 2004 7:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice writeup

Just one quick fix to add:
Code:
# mount /mnt/cdrom
# cat /mnt/cdrom > icewind_dale1.iso
# eject
# mount /mnt/cdrom
# cat /mnt/cdrom > icewind_dale2.iso
# eject


Should be:
Code:
# cat /dev/cdroms/cdrom0 > icewind_dale1.iso
# eject
# cat /dev/cdroms/cdrom0 > icewind_dale2.iso
# eject


(Or at least it should be on my system)
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2004 2:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whoops, your'e right! Thanks man :)
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 20, 2004 11:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

And now that that's fixed, you can remove the mount /mnt/cdrom lines. You're not copying the contents of the filesystems, you're copying the filesystems themselves.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 28, 2004 3:25 pm    Post subject: :. copied to gentoo-wiki.com Reply with quote

I have copied this, with permission of sdibb, to gentoo-wiki.com
http://gentoo-wiki.com/HOWTO_Install_games_in_winex_without_switching_CDs_(through_image_mounting)
If you see anything that should be added or changed, feel free to do so.

Thank you for a great HOWTO.
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