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LoganT 06-16-2006 09:25 AM

Wait, do you need Windows Xp installed in order to run Wine?
Does Windows have to have installed on another partition for Wine to work? Becuase whenever I type in wine PROGRAM in the terminal it always comes up as this:

wine: could not load L"c:\\windows\\system32\\PROGRAM.exe": Module not found

pixellany 06-16-2006 09:30 AM

NO--wine is a program to run Windows apps under Linux so you do not need to have Windows!!

wine creates a file structure that looks like that of Windows the command you entered seems to be looking for something named PROGRAM.....What is that? (Or is it possible that you are supposed to be putting in the name of an actual program?)

ethics 06-16-2006 09:30 AM

No you don't, Wine will install it's own system32 directory etc.

it looks like when you run "wine <command>" you are not in the directory where the program resides, so wines default path is c:\\windows\\system32\\



cd <program_directory>

wine program

Michael_aust 06-16-2006 09:31 AM

Wine is just an implimentation of the Windows API's on Unix. So they ahve been clean room reverse engineered or something. This is why not all windows applications will run through wien or some do not function correctly. So you dont need windows.

I don sue wine directly I use corossover office which makes installing supported windows apps and installing them much easier. If you do not want to use cross over office then there is a gui tool for wine called winedoors. This will make installing software vi wine much easier.

LoganT 06-16-2006 09:36 AM

Hmm, I can't seem to get it to work. Maybe the one I have doesn't work with Open Suse 10.1 64?

Youri 06-16-2006 11:12 AM

it should work maybe you should take a look at this
it makes it a bit easier using wine

liquidtenmilion 06-16-2006 09:07 PM

Wine is not supported well under 64bit as far as I know.

However, also make sure you are running wine like, "wine /path/to/the/exe/file"

like to run winamp I would run, "wine /home/anthony/.wine/drive_c/Program\ files/Winamp/Winamp.exe"

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