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Old 08-17-2005, 09:19 PM   #1
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Question Installing win4lin or wine in mepis live cd


I downloaded and burned the live cd of mepis 3.3, and everything was set up and running after the boot. My question is this: How do I install a windows emulator like wine or win4lin using a live cd? Do I have to install it to get other applications to work? I downloaded both win4lin and wine rpm, but when I go to install it, it gives these errors: File not found: ramdisk/root/%i and ramdisk/root/%m

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Old 08-17-2005, 09:22 PM   #2
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You can't install software using a live CD. It runs completely off RAM and the CD itself. It doesn't touch the hard drive. Also, doesn't Wine already come with Mepis?
 
Old 08-17-2005, 09:25 PM   #3
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Not sure. I tried typing wine in the terminal, but it says that it's a bad command.
 
Old 08-17-2005, 09:40 PM   #4
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Not sure. I tried typing wine in the terminal, but it says that it's a bad command.
I'm sorry. You're right. It doesn't come with Wine. I was confusing it with Knoppix, on which it's based. Knoppix has Wine.
 
Old 08-17-2005, 10:01 PM   #5
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I can't get it to install to hard disk. I formatted a partition with ext3 like recommended, but when I go back to the OS control center and choose custom install on existing partitions, and try to choose a partition, it says none under all of the options. I click the drop down and the only thing there is none.
 
Old 08-17-2005, 10:31 PM   #6
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This may sound like a dumb question, but are you sure you formatted that ext3 partition? You committed the changes in QTParted? Also, after formatting the partition, did you make sure all partitions were unmounted before trying to install Mepis?
 
Old 08-17-2005, 10:42 PM   #7
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Yes. I confirmed the changes, and it formatted. I also formatted another partition to make sure. Same results. They are unmounted. I even tried to install using the entire disk and it still fails. Something is very wrong.
 
Old 08-17-2005, 10:49 PM   #8
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I figured it out. Has to be EXACTLY 2.5gb
 
Old 08-17-2005, 10:56 PM   #9
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Yes. I confirmed the changes, and it formatted. I also formatted another partition to make sure. Same results. They are unmounted. I even tried to install using the entire disk and it still fails. Something is very wrong.
Maybe something's wrong with your Mepis disk. Have you been able to successfully install other Linux distros on that partition? At what speed did you burn your Mepis ISO?
 
Old 08-17-2005, 11:05 PM   #10
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I got it to install. I just didn't know that the partition had to be exactly 2.5gb After Install, I was able to mount all drives. Now I can evaluate if this is the right distro for me.
 
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I got it to install. I just didn't know that the partition had to be exactly 2.5gb After Install, I was able to mount all drives. Now I can evaluate if this is the right distro for me.
It doesn't have to be exactly 2.5 GB. But it probably can't be less than 2.5 GB. KDE is quite a chunky desktop, let alone all the apps Mepis preinstalls. Glad it finally worked out for you.
 
  


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