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Old 05-15-2004, 10:48 PM   #1
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Question Noob question, need instructions to install wine. x windows users :)


Well, Im a noob to the linux community. I been using windows all my life and I want to switch. Just need some help understanding some stuff. I just downloaded Wine for Fedora. I know i downloaded the right one and not for redhat. I extracted it, but I dont know what to do next. Be kind, im new to linux all around. Thanks

steve
 
Old 05-16-2004, 01:12 AM   #2
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from the command line run
winesetup

or maybe its

wine setup

I can't remmeber which try both. a lil configuration thing will happen.

Other than that change to the directory of your windows program and type for example

wine notepad.exe

and it will run the program...most programs need extra DLL files which you can copy from an existing windows install or from http://www.dll-files.com/
also try

man wine
info wine

that will give you some more information on it
 
Old 05-16-2004, 05:33 AM   #3
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Ok, I attempted to install it. But It doesnt detect a Windows install so it promts me asking if I want a Wine-only install. Well I hit no, then it aborts. It then says that I have to mount windows???

I know you have to mount stuff in linux, but i have no idea on this.

exact:

Create local config file ~/.wine/config?
(yes/no) yes

Searching for an existing Windows installation... not found. (no matching /etc/fstab mount entry found)

Windows was not found on your system, so I assume you want
a Wine-only installation. Am I correct?
(yes/no) no

Aborting install. Make sure your Windows partition is mounted and try again,
or create /home/srafx/.wine/config manually by copying from documentation/samples/config and adapting the drive paths.
[srafx@localhost tools]$ mount windows
mount: can't find windows in /etc/fstab or /etc/mtab
[srafx@localhost tools]$



Thanks for your post!

Last edited by srafx; 05-16-2004 at 05:34 AM.
 
Old 05-16-2004, 05:48 AM   #4
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I believe the program you mean, vdogvictor, is winesetuptk, which is very useful to have, but is usually a separate download from Wine itself:

From the Wine download page:
http://sourceforge.net/project/showf...?group_id=6241 (scroll to near the bottom of the page and look for the "Support Files" group of packages)

As an alternative, there is also Frank's Wine Tools, by Frank of the well-known Wine support site Frank's Corner, which is newly listed on the Wine site's download page.

And here is a Wine tutorial for Fedora users.

Hope this helps.
 
Old 05-16-2004, 06:27 AM   #5
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Thanks for the post! I'm at work right now (on windows) so ill check it out once I get home.
 
Old 05-16-2004, 03:21 PM   #6
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Well, I downloaded that, installed it..and have no idea where it installed to? Can anyone help me on this...sorry I been brain washed in the windows world. I'm trying to think linux..hehe

 
Old 05-16-2004, 03:58 PM   #7
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Doesn't matter, because if you installed it via the instructions, it installed to somewhere in your $PATH, so all you have to do is open a terminal and type winesetuptk and it will run.

However, if you really want to know, the command locate winesetuptk will show all instances of winesetuptk in the filetree (use the |less addition if it scrolls by too fast), and which winesetuptk will tell you where the binary executable lives.
 
Old 05-16-2004, 04:39 PM   #8
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wow..pretty neat. Ok, went through the setup. I downloaded a notepad.exe and tested it out on it..works great. One thing more I would like to ask, can I run programs from a installed windows os thats on my computer? I have another partition of windows 2000, It would be nice if I could never boot in windows again and if I need to just run linux. Thanks

steve
 
Old 05-16-2004, 04:51 PM   #9
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Yes you can, much of the time. Put the partition in your known drives when setting up Wine, and you should be able to cd <game directory> wine <program_name.exe>.

It depends on the game, and sometimes on your settings as to whether the game will run; places to check for specific tips for a particular game are:

Frank's Corner

The Wine Application Database

The Transgaming (WineX) database... WineX runs some things that Wine may not, and vice-versa, but WineX is basically a heavily tweaked Wine, so the tips on the forums can be helpful (even if only to indicate that a particular game can work under certain conditions).

Hope this helps.
 
  


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