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Old 12-11-2003, 11:18 AM   #1
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wine - install vss question

I had installed wine on RedHat linux.

Now, when I run wine notepad , the notepad app is opened.

I tried to install vss (MS Visual Source Safe) by typing , from the VSS setup directory ,
"wine setup"
and I got the following

installing vss
Could not stat /mnt/fd0 (No such file or directory), ignoring drive A:
Could not stat /cdrom (No such file or directory), ignoring drive D:
fixme:dialog:MSGBOX_OnInit system modal msgbox ! Not modal yet.

and a pop up window opened , saying

"The minimum operating system requirements for Visual Source Safe
6.0d are Windows NT 4.0 with SP6 , windows 2000 or windows XP
Setup has detected that your operating systenm does not
meet these requirements".

This is the first application I try to install on wine (the notepad comes without me doing anything)
I had installed wine not by compiling it , but by running the installation scrip from
tools directory.
This machine has only one partition (Linux)
Can anybody help?
Old 12-11-2003, 12:23 PM   #2
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In general, wine won't run programs that will only run on NT (and 2000/XP).
Old 12-11-2003, 12:25 PM   #3
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Although Wine is great at loading Windows programs (it succesfully emulates a Windows installation, so it cheats the programs) some programas are very (very!) Windows-native (Windows-dependant ) so you'll be in a very hard task installing them. I really don't know what VSS is, but I think it might be useful to have a Windows installation so Wine could find all the DLL's and other $tuff from Windows but, as far as I know, there's no official Wine support for Win2k nor WinXP installations. As a last resort, you could try to find a serious replacement to your program needings doing google search @
Old 12-11-2003, 06:47 PM   #4
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Could not stat /mnt/fd0 (No such file or directory), ignoring drive A:
Could not stat /cdrom (No such file or directory), ignoring drive D:
Edit your ~/.wine/config and place, under [Drive {a,d}], the correct mount point for your floppy/cd

As for vss, it may work or not, but in the VERSION section of the above config file, you can set the win version for wine to report. Try changing it to win2000 or winxp


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