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[SLUG] Win4Lin problem

The school where SHMBO teaches has decided to replace WordPerfect with
Office 2000 so I am trying to install it under Win4Lin.

The computer is running SuSE 6.4 with a Win4Lin kernel.  The hard drive
has just 4 primary partitions:-
/dev/hda1 is a DOS partition of about 30MB (not mounted under linux)
/dev/hda2 is a small linux partition /boot
/dev/hda3 is the linux swap partition
/dev/hda4 is the main linux partition /

there is a 3.5" floppy drive and the CDROM is a slave on the second ide
controller i.e. /dev/cdrom is a symlink to /dev/hdd.  There is currently
no hard drive connected as a slave to the first ide controller or as a
master on the second.

I have installed Windows95 (OSR2) under Win4Lin and now want to install
some of Office 2000 but the CDROM seems to be unavailable.  Windows
Explorer shows an A:\, B:\, C:\, J:\ and N:\ drive but if you click on
the CDROM (N:\) you get a dialog box which says "N:\ is not accessible
The device is not ready"  This is similar to the message you get if you
try to access the (non existant) B:\ drive.  The result is the same
whether the CDROM is mounted or unmounted under linux.

Does anyone have a suggestion on how to fix this?