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Old 04-06-2003, 10:20 PM   #1
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Wine/Winex


I am just afetr a bit of clarification on the operation of wine and winex. I am a little confused as to how to run a program. Do I need to run the windows setup file for the program once I have wine installed or can I use an already installed copy of the program on a windows partition?
 
Old 04-06-2003, 10:29 PM   #2
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You can do either one, though I personally have had better luck installing Windows programs on a fake-windows partition (entirely in Linux), using Wine to run the installer.
 
Old 04-06-2003, 10:46 PM   #3
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Does this mean you would type something like:

wine setup.exe

And how do I do it on existing windows partitions? My linux drive isn't big enough at the moment to put some of the games on.

Ps. Thanks for the prompt reply.
 
Old 04-07-2003, 03:22 AM   #4
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you just run the program from wherever it is, e.g "wine /mnt/windows/program\ files\blah\blah.exe" you may need to reinstall some games though, reenter cd keys etc..

btw. do't think that wine is a bombproof solution to everything, it can be very tricky to get going with many applications and generally sucks most of the time.
 
Old 04-07-2003, 07:50 PM   #5
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Originally posted by acid_kewpie
you just run the program from wherever it is, e.g "wine /mnt/windows/program\ files\blah\blah.exe" you may need to reinstall some games though, reenter cd keys etc..

btw. do't think that wine is a bombproof solution to everything, it can be very tricky to get going with many applications and generally sucks most of the time.
I haven't been able to try it with my latest install but I couldn't get solitaire to work and I thought that would have been an easy one. And I don't expect it to be perfect but it will make the step away from windows that much easier.
 
Old 04-09-2003, 05:59 AM   #6
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hi, i have a problem using winesetup:

Code:
[fostiator@FOSTIATOR fostiator]$ winesetup
CBase::AutoConf:GetWinInstalls: unable to grep /mnt/win_c/msdos.sys: child process exited abnormally
anybody can help me?
 
  


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