The best thing about Playonlinux, is that we can create as many bottles of wine (Windows filesystem structure) as we wish, which normally will be one for every differentone application. This way, we can store our windows installed beloved applications in just one file for any different windows application, so whenver we want to run this application, we'll use playonlinux as an runtime machine.
Steps to build the playonlinux runtime's bottles of wine :
0- we create the windows wine filesystem:
1- we create the "bottle of wine"; .> This is , create a linux filesystem file, mounted in fstab, and copy inside all the structure windows wine's filesystem created by playonlinux during 0.1.Playonlinux wizard- > Install New (New program in a new virtual drive)--> Name for Applicaiton virtual drive--> Select Type (32or64 bits) and we continue with installation of the application
1.1 we create the empty "Bottle of wine" ( a drive file with enought spare space to store playonlinux drive)
1.2 We move the windows filessytem files into the "Bottle of wine"dd if=/dev/zero of=/media/PLAYONLINUX/AutoCad200.wine bs=100M count=20
1.2.1 We mount previously the "bottle" in any temp folder:
1.2.2 We Fill the "bottle of wine", by copying all the files insidemkdir temp
mount -t ext4 /media/PLAYONLINUX/AutoCad200.wine ~/temp
2. We link playonlinux with the "bottle of wine", and create an entry in fstab to be able to have it available with every boot.rsync -aAXv ~/.PlayOnLinux/wineprefix/Acad/ ~/temp/
2.1 Delete windows filesystem bottle application
2.2. Add entry in fstab in order to mount "bottle of wine"rm -rf ~/.PlayOnLinux/wineprefix/Acad/
Add_> /media/PLAYONLINUX/AutoCad200.wine /home/user/.PlayOnLinux/wineprefix/Acad/ auto rw,exec 0 0 0
With all these steps, we've achieved an easy way to have avialable our beloved windows applicarion, in such a way, we dont have to intall them any more in life, we just can use them as runtime playonlinux files.
Another advantages l we achieve, not to have to copy the full windows filesytem for movig theses "bottles of wine", as we just use a simple binary file in the process. This way we can move from place the "bottles of wine" (windows applications) to any place (external usb), and just make a soft link to the target fsta
b source mounted point.