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Old 04-26-2008, 07:00 AM   #1
goatgirl
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Don't know how to download WINE


Hi,
I've just bought an Asus Eee PC 701-W with Linux installed on it. I can't find out which version of Linux it is. Please answer in VERY simple terms to me. I've been browsing the threads and I don't get what some of the people are saying. There is a free program I wish to download called E-Sword (apparently I can't put a URL in here but if you google it, it will come up) - operating file 'setup795.exe' From reading the threads I discovered WINE might be useful in helping me do this. I went to the WINE website and to the download section and the only thing I can find takes me to download fedora (which doesn't end up downloading anyway) and I'm confused. There doesn't appear to be a download such and such version of wine file anywhere. Help please. Thank you.
 
Old 04-26-2008, 07:04 AM   #2
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There are distro specific solutions to your problem.

The Asus Eee uses Xandros by default - and it restricts you to Xandros repos (though the Knoppix ones have been known to work.) WINE on the Eee is not recommended - what is it you need wine for?

Have you seen the Eee users Wiki?
Look through there before you do anything fancy.
 
Old 04-26-2008, 07:23 AM   #3
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This should work:
http://www.modaco.com/content/asus-e...g-wine-on-eee/
Just to be clear, the third line (sudo nano etc.) is what you are supposed to type into the Konsole window and that goes for all the lines in italics.
 
Old 04-26-2008, 07:28 AM   #4
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I don't get what some of the people are saying.
We don't either....

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WINE on the Eee is not recommended
I think I know the answer, but I'd like to hear yours.....

goatgirl;
Keep in mind that you have a machine that is on the fence between general-purpose computer and special-purpose appliance. With only a (small) solid-state drive, there is not much room for installing extra SW. I'm not bashing the EEE--I want to get one--but it does have limitations.

Tell us what E-sword is. Maybe there is a Linux equivalent.
 
Old 04-26-2008, 07:34 AM   #5
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Simon she plans on using a program called 'E-Sword' which is designed for windows.

pixellany check this

http://www.e-sword.net/

Last edited by Larry Webb; 04-26-2008 at 07:36 AM.
 
Old 04-26-2008, 07:44 AM   #6
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Oh, now I see. Linux does have similar programs: gnomesword, sword, bibledit, biblememorizer, bibletime, the entire KJV, ... But you may still need to set up the Debian repositories to get any or all of these.
 
Old 04-28-2008, 10:38 AM   #7
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Thanks

Hi Guys and Gals,
Thanks for your help - I'll see what I can manage from here and I'll be back if I need more help. God bless!!
 
Old 04-28-2008, 11:17 AM   #8
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No you wont! You'll be back with your results... do provide feedback, especially if something worked.

Thank you.
 
Old 04-30-2008, 06:05 AM   #9
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cheap laptop

Dear goatgirl,
don't much mind if don't get back. I've seen the adverts for your system. Does it have a hole for a cd? Maybe save your data then put 'Damn small Linux' or something that does not take up much utilities on it. You will loose your present system but then you could always back that up to a bootable cd; if not then no loss if it does not work. If not then consider a bare bones version of linux,eg Debian 4 without the updates-takes a bit of getting used to; perhaps mepis or even a live cd, although they are slow. hope these are helpful suggestions.

fred
 
Old 04-30-2008, 08:46 AM   #10
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Does it have a hole for a cd?
No, it doesn't. It has no removable media at all... but it does have three usb ports. It's not clear what problem you are trying to solve here - DSL is as likely to run E-Sword as anything else.
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I think I know the answer, but I'd like to hear yours.....
Stirrer...
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Simon she plans on using a program called 'E-Sword' which is designed for windows.
Oh I see... well, as mentioned, there are free-software variations. There is even a whole Christian edition of Ubuntu... "Ubuntu CE": that's a tad worrying... fortunately, there is a savior.

Eee will not actually run a full-size distro. However - the wiki site has howtos and it's always possible to boot off a usb drive.

If you already have an ide or sata drive, an enclosure is pretty cheap...
 
  


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