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Old 05-16-2004, 10:17 AM   #1
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running windows based programs in linux

I have a dual booting pc with win98 / win2k and redhat linux 7.1

I am trying to get linux to install a chess program ...I know how to
access the fat32 partition and can "see" the setup file.exe
however linux seems not to be able to set it up ??

I heard a rumor that linux can run a windows emulator of sorts to run
fat32 programs ......

can this be done and how ?
Old 05-16-2004, 10:40 AM   #2
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yeah it can be done with a program called wine
but it cant install any windows program , so u could try it out
Old 05-17-2004, 04:54 PM   #3
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I have now downloaded wine20040505.tar and unzipped it in windows....
now when I go into linux ...I tried installing it in kde.....
the readme said to try --> wine20040505-->>tools-->wineinstall
so I did but nothing happened...I then tried clicking on wineinstall

and then go into the top taskbar--> actions I think--> open in terminal
here it brings up the path root@localhost/tools>wineinstall
I tried this but it showed "command not found"

so then I tried the other option -->execute shell command
as the root user it showed the mesg "installing wine0.7 from root
"is unstable , u need to install it as user" or something to that effect

so I created and logged in using a user account

however on trying "execute shell command" it now showed this mesg
"the source directory is not writable, etc....." and something like
"this was unzipped with a root account"
"u need to unzip this as user" or something to that effect

I can provide exact details if it will help .....
can any1 explain why this is happening or why it seems so hard to run an
executable command ?
any solutions or hints ?

aside from that I noticed that as a simple user I could not create new folders
or copy / delete any stuff?
Old 05-17-2004, 09:49 PM   #4
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If it was unzipped in root mode you just need to do this

Type su in terminal (it'll ask for your root password)
Type chmod 777 directoryofwine.


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