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Re: win4lin howto



On Thu, 03 Jun 2004 15:13:38 +1000
glenn <gdavy@tpg.com.au> wrote:

> 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.
> 
> 

Been through the Netraverse web site, but have seen no *.deb files, and
I have registered when I was running RH 7.3..

Wine won't work for some of the programs.

Thanks

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