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Old 06-10-2003, 11:39 AM   #1
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Question wine wont work (what went wong?)

"Windows" = "file:/home/r-lass/.wine/c/Windows"
"System" = "file:/home/r-lass/.wine/c/Windows/System32"
"Temp" = "file:/home/r-lass/.wine/c/Windows/Temp"
"Path" = "file:/home/r-lass/.wine/c/Windows;file:/home/r-lass/.wine/c/Windows/System32;${HOME};${HOME}"
"Profile" = "C:\\windows\\Profiles\\Administrator"
"GraphicsDriver" = "x11drv"
;"ShowDirSymlinks" = "1"
;"ShowDotFiles" = "1"
"ShellLinker" = "wineshelllink"

that is my config file for wine... all directories are correct, checked and double checked them, but i still get this error message when i try and run wine:
[r-lass@localhost r-lass]$ wine
Invalid path L"file:/home/r-lass/.wine/c/Windows" for L"windows" directory: does not exist.
Perhaps you have not properly edited or created your Wine configuration file,
which is (supposed to be) '/home/r-lass/.wine/config'.

i have the sys.ini and the other '.ini' file in the correct places, im just stumped here. i figure if i can get a fresh approach maybe i can figure this out...

nehelp would be sweet... thanx
Old 06-10-2003, 04:02 PM   #2
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all i can tell ya for that is i know when i tried to manually create the wine directorys, and although it was right it still said that to me also..i just downloaded a program called wine-tools and it sets it up for you... is your friend, go find it :P
Old 06-10-2003, 04:48 PM   #3
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like this.

"Windows" = "c:\\windows"
"System" = "c:\\windows\\system"
"Temp" = "e:\\"
"Path" = "c:\\windows;c:\\windows\\system;e:\\;e:\\test;f:\\"
"Profile" = "c:\\windows\\Profiles\\Administrator"
"GraphicsDriver" = "x11drv"
;"ShowDirSymlinks" = "1"
then make sure C drive is in this format
[Drive C]
"Path" = "/c"
"Type" = "hd"
"Label" = "MS-DOS"
"Filesystem" = "win95"
You put your C drive inside of .wine?? Anyways, trash that config. Get a new one from the extracted wine file. Only thing you need to ever change is the actuall location of the folder. The 2nd part i put, the first one you dont touch

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