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Yeah, wine lauches the ie6setup.exe fine, but then when it tries to download it during setup it fails. (I cannot find the actual IE 6 file itself, just some exe that downloads it for you.) Any other ideas?
I managed to install IE and get it to work with wine.
Here is the link to the site which helped me install IE http://frankscorner.org .
It provides instructions for getting Windows applications running under Wine.
There is a script IEs 4 inux on the above site that installs IE for u.
If you use FireFox and go to about:config you can set it to identify itself as IE. I found that some sites also require the browser to identify what platform they are running on... ie even using Opera and identifying as IE didn't work cause it still said it was running on linux.
For Firefox type "about:config" in the URL. This will give you a list of strings much like windows registry entries. Right click and Add:
"general.useragent.override" with String value of "mozilla/4.0 (compatible; msie 6.0; windows nt 5.1; sv1)"
The above is my IE useragent in WinXP.
"general.platform.override" with string value "Win32"
The useragent string can be other things... if you want to emulate your own browser then google for useragent browser test.
Originally posted by foo_bar_foo i used this script http://sidenet.ddo.jp/winetips/
to set up wine and ie installer thing worked
only use the version of wine they say though
others don't work
I agree with this method - these people seem to have done better than CrossoverOffice when it comes to getting IE6 installed. It can also auto-install a couple of useful system components downloaded from Microsoft.
Use Windows for IE is what I always do to test. Why bother with IE in Linux when it wasn't meant for Linux? If you don't have another machine with Windows, look into using vmware which should give you zero headaches instead of twiddling with Wine or other emulators.