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Re: win4lin howto

Makes sense. Well I never wrote a HOWTO, but I can give you vague
memories :-) 
I've installed win4lin on very old suse, rhat, mandrake and debian - all
by 'manually' applying kernel patches, which was a first for me - thats
the worst case scenario, and it works out well.

Debian isn't officially supported so there was no easier option for
quite a while with debian, but since kernel 2.2 there has been kernel
patches for the debian kernel specifically. Once you register with their
site  (which may or may not involve purchasing the product, don't
recall) you can get to the misc downloads section, where you can
download some .deb files. Be sure to get the correct ones for your
kernel. I never used it beyond kernel 2.4.18 so I don't know how it goes
on 2.6 kernels ( I use vmware now).

Debian uses some tricky kernel patch management thingy which makes
everything much easier and more orderly for applying special patches
(e.g if you install the nvidia patches with aptitude, you'll see an
example of what I mean). The .deb 2.4>5 patches on the win4lin site 
work with in this debian framework as I recall.

Its all quite feasible - give it a whirl

BTW did you give wine or crossover a try

On Thu, 2004-06-03 at 13:18, Rodney D. Myers wrote:
> On Thu, 03 Jun 2004 13:07:20 +1000
> glenn <gdavy@tpg.com.au> wrote:
> > How far have you got?
> > Have you got the debian win4lin patches from the misc downloads
> > section on the win4lin site?
> > Glenn
> > On Thu, 2004-06-03 at 12:23, Rodney D. Myers wrote:
> > > I've searched through the archives, and i don't see any mention of a
> > > how to.
> > > 
> > > Does anyone here, on the list, have a HOWTO written for getting
> > > Win4Lin patched into the kernel, and getting things installed?
> > > 
> > > I'm trying to dump my windos machine, but I need 7-10 programs (HAM
> > > radio programming software) that only run under windos.
> > > 
> > > Thanks
> To be honest. I haven't grabbed any software. I was looking for someones
> else documentation to read through before I started grabbing stuff. On
> dialup, it's kind of slow. I want to make sure I know what I need,
> before I start downloading anything.
> Hope that makes sense.

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