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Old 10-30-2007, 10:43 PM   #1
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How to run DOS/Windows executable?


I have this video training program (CBT) which has a flash file called setup.exe. Its actually a flash plugin which when clicked in windows pops up the menu of all videos so you can browse it from there. This file is not opening up in my Fedora core 7.

The details of the file

MIME type: application/x-ms-dos-executable

Is there any utility which can run this application.

Just to let you know that I have already used WINE..but its not working properly. It shows me the menu but doesn't open the videos when clicked.

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Old 10-30-2007, 10:50 PM   #2
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You can try it with WINE. Depending on the distro, WINE may already be installed. Otherwise it's available thru the package manager.

Once WINE is setup, then---in a terminal--just type "wine setup.exe"

You say "flash plugin when clicked in windows"--do you mean browser windows? Is this utility maybe designed for a specific browser?
Old 10-30-2007, 11:08 PM   #3
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I have already tried wine my friend.

That "setup.exe" is an executable flash file. It doesn't open in any specific browser.
Old 10-30-2007, 11:32 PM   #4
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It sounds like you need to install windows flash under wine in order to run your file. I do not know how or if this can be done.
Old 10-31-2007, 12:14 AM   #5
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It might be a self-extracting file (zip??) that has a stand-along flash player and
accompanying flash data file(s) compressed in one big file.

I've seen similar things before, usually distributed on CD's.

Sounds like it might be running the player, but not finding the video files OR
the files need another application to play.

Did the setup.exe program install the flash player and extract the flash video files also?
Or is it all run from the setup.exe file, extracting the flash files as needed?

Have you tried the flash home page?


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