CD-ROM Emulation [probably off-topic]

Kourosh Ghassemieh kourosh at
Fri Sep 28 11:42:36 GMT 2001

One thing you may want to consider is that some programs
record the installation location in a configuration file.  That
means that if you installed from your local cd-rom drive which
is drive D:, that is recorded in a config file and on startup the
program will look for a disk in that drive.  You can get around
this by copying the cd to your share and doing the install
from there.  That way it will always look to that share when it
starts.  Note that this only works for some programs.


At 12:11 PM 9/28/2001 -0400, you wrote:
> > On 26 Sep, Erik Tews wrote:
> > > Hi
> > >
> > > A lot of windows-programms, mostly games, are only running if the
> > > cd-rom is in the cd-drive of the windows-system. I would like to share
> > > some cds on a samba-server. (copy them to harddisk or exporting /cdrom
> > > via smb) But these programs don't accept if I have mounted
> > > \\samba\cdrom to a drive letter. So I would like to know if there is
> > > any windows-software which can make a mounted networking-share looking
> > > like a cd-drive for other programms.
>Check out the "volume" option in the smb.conf file.  It will allow you to
>specify the volume name that windows sees for the share.  By default, this
>is the name of the share, but by changing it to the volume name the original
>CD had, you may be able to fool those windows games.
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