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Old 08-17-2004, 04:02 PM   #1
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Win4lin and Mandrake 10

I'm a linux ubern00b and need some help getting win4lin working. I am using Mandrake 10.0 which I downloaded from an FTP site. From what I understand, Mandrake comes with win4lin, is this correct? I used Mandrake's package manager to install a package that was called something like win4linxxxxxxx (i forget what the x's were). I just selected that package and clicked install. Now I'm stuck. Where did it install to? Did I install I install win4lin completely? How can I start it up? Any help would be appreciated.

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Old 08-17-2004, 04:14 PM   #2
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you should be able to just go to a konsole and type win4lin
Old 08-17-2004, 06:44 PM   #3
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When I try that I get:

win4lin: Command not found.
Old 08-17-2004, 07:33 PM   #4
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You may have installed the win4lin enabled kernel which I think is available as a package, or win4lin which I think is a partener with mandrake now. Win4lin itself is commercial software costing about $80? and installing it is a multi stage thing. You first install the kernel (which you may have done) and then you install win4lin, then you install your windows 9x CDroms, then you install windows OS into you home directory. So even if you installed win4lin you still may need the win4lin kernel and still will need to buy a license I think.

Win4lin is good and works, but you need windows 9x cd's and it's commercial. If you just want to run a few win apps, codeweavers crossover at $40 is another solution, or transgaming winex for games, or you could try wine for free if you are more adventurous.

If you have rebooted the box since installing the win4linxxxxx package, you could show

cat /proc/version

to see if you are running a win4lin enabled kernel.

Also try typing win or winsetup to see if win4lin has been installed. urpmi may have installed all you need and if so


will bring up the setup screen.


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