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Old 11-10-2003, 03:15 PM   #1
Registered: Aug 2003
Distribution: Windows XP Professional SP2/SUSE Linux 10
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Hey Guys

I have SuSE Linux 8.2 Professional which comes with Wine pre-installed.

When I ran set-up Wine automatically detected my settings, however, when I open Wine I get the following output.

I also tried using a virtual Windows drive but I still got the following message...

"wine needs a windows executable as parameter!"

I have Windows 2000 Server using the NTFS filing system on my C drive (HDA1). Linux is located on HDB2 using the Reiser filing system.

Could it be the filing system Windows NT uses?

Can somebody please tell me what I or Wine has done wrong and how to fix it.
Old 11-10-2003, 03:27 PM   #2
Registered: Sep 2003
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I would suggest creating a fake windows drive and using that, instead of your existing NTFS partition. This is because (unless Suse includes NTFS write support, which I don't think it does) NTFS partitions are read-only to linux, write support is still being tested. So you'll be using your Windows drive read-only, which I don't think Wine will like. (I could be wrong...)

Take a look at for more info.


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