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Old 09-20-2003, 09:18 PM   #1
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win4lin 5.5 in Suse 8.2

Hey guys, I am having trouble getting win4lin to work with Suse 8.2. I install the rpm, no conflicts reported. Then when I go and run winsetup as root I get to the dos 7 install segment and it exits with the follow message....

Making MDA Image.
MERGE_NL: dos:ERROR: Win4Lin drivers are not loaded or
not available for use. Cannot run DOS or Windows.
Either Win4Lin is not fully installed on your system, or the
drivers cannot load, or too many simultaneous users.
WARNING:MDA image was not made.
WARNING: No image files were made.
WARNING: Images creation failed.
ERROR: Failed to make all DOS image files.
Installation of DOS partialy failed .
Error: Minimal automatic pre-installation of DOS7 failed.

DOS 7 installation failed.
Press return to continue...

Now, I found a post saying that Suse didn't supply the code for their kernel in time to have 8.2 properly supported. Further errors that arise with further configuration attempts appear to point to the drivers not being registered with the kernel, or something along those line.

I don't feel that I am a newbie, but when it comes to kernel configuration I am a little weak. Does anyone have any ideas, because I am running dry

Thanks in advance.
Old 09-21-2003, 05:18 AM   #2
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The best you can do is tell this problem directly to Netraverse, they have a very high tech personal.

Hope it helps
Old 09-21-2003, 08:35 AM   #3
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well, I guess that is just what I will have to do, thanx for the effort
Old 09-27-2003, 03:52 PM   #4
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Here's your fix..........

I know on Suse 8.2 Pro the kernel version is 2.4.20-100-1 or something like that, well on nettraverse's website go to the download section and you will find a precompiled kernel mod so win4lin will install ok... that dos error is due to the mod for the kernel not being there. I got that far but my license code is no longer valid........let me know how it works.

Here's the link:
Old 09-28-2003, 10:55 PM   #5
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Unfortunately I did try the 2.4.20-100-1 kernel update found on the site, the only trouble is that there were two packages (k_smp and k_deflt) that were required which also conflicted with eachother. I ignored the conflicts and went on, however to with no luck. The same error occured. Perhaps I will try Slackware 9.1, as that has just been released, and might work out. Who knows.


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