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Old 08-24-2003, 11:54 PM   #1
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Questions on WINE

I'm semi new to Linux. I run a webserver with rh 7.2 and I've had it going fine for months now. My problem comes when I'm trying to migrate my personal computer to linux. I've been on windoze forever. I've got tons of progs that I use almost daily that are windows based. Everything that I've seen on WINE so far talks about having a windows partition.

What is the use of migrating if you have to have a windows partition anyway? Is this correct or was I misinformed? Is there a way to run my windows based progs in linux rh9 or mandrake without having to have windows on my system??
Old 08-25-2003, 12:25 AM   #2
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When we talk about Windows partitions for Wine, almost always, we mean to have a fake C drive in which Windows programs run rampant in. It isn't really a new partition, just a directory such a /home/techbot/c/ which contains the usual Windows directories, so that when you install Windows programs with Wine, they're not lost.
Old 08-25-2003, 12:51 AM   #3
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you can image a windows drive to the wine fake c drive folder, safer that way, but wine comes with quite a bit. but a warning: not everything works on wine, and most windows things have a replacment in linux, list a few and I can give you linux programs that do the same for a lot.
Old 08-25-2003, 12:55 AM   #4
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ahhh... that makes more sense. so that directory would have windows .dll files and such to trick the program into running on linux.
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Not reall,

If you just put all the dlls there, it'll cause a big mess (tried the no-reading-of-docs-dump-all idea)
Read the documentation for wine at and run it with debugging on
It'll show you what dlls it needs.
Before this, i'd check the application database (same place)
And frank's corner (google is you friend, too lazy to google and copy and paste :P)

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Cool, thanks! I'll check it out. I'd REALLY love to drop kick windows and move everything over.


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