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paolinux3 Monday 21 October 2013 at 15:05
paolinux3 Anonymous

hello my name is paul bat as you can see from my account are a fan of linux. I very much appreciate your program and i installed in the order informix, delphi and various programs compiled with delhi and i have to say that everything works perfectly.
Naturally using to install the same virtual disk. Now i want to install office 2003 on the same disk but does not allow me to change the installation disk. How do i use the same disk where i installed informix and delhi ??? Thanks in advace for your response.

Ronin DUSETTE Tuesday 22 October 2013 at 18:59

Does install on the same virtual drive. This is part of the beauty of PlayOnLinux. Programs should be in separate virtual drives (aka wineprefix), as dependencies for one program could break other programs that rely on them. The implementation of software frameworks, runtimes, and how they are tracked in the registry is not the same as in windows, and this is part of why you want to use different virtual drives.

There is really no reason to install them on the virtual drive. Why exactly do you want to do this?

Naturally using to install the same virtual disk.


This is not "natural" for PlayOnLinux. If you read the documentation, this is abundantly clear. For POL, ideally, programs should be installed in separate virtual drives, and therefor can use different versions of Wine, in case one version is needed for one program, and another is needed for a different program; you cannot run two different versions of Wine in the same virtual drive/wineprefix.

If you REALLY want to do it, do this:

PlayOnLinux -> Configure -> select the Virtual Drive you want to use -> click the Miscellaneous tab -> click "Run a .exe from this virtual drive"

This will allow you to pick the .exe you want to run, and will install it in the context of that virtual drive.

Again, this is not recommend, nor supported. Is there really a specific reason you are doing this? What is it you want to accomplish?

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booman Monday 28 October 2013 at 20:50

Well said DJ!

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selavy59 Tuesday 4 November 2014 at 7:38
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There are many people who play online games via another piece of software. I like to play Warcraft via ENT Gaming. To do this I must run a web browser and connect to ENT. When I open Warcraft I can play via my Local Area Network.

mukulpatel Tuesday 13 February 2018 at 16:51
mukulpatel Anonymous

PlayOnLinux -> Configure -> select the Virtual Drive you want to use -> click the Miscellaneous tab -> click "Run a .exe from this virtual drive"

not working on my pc, what can be wrong?