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RE: help with Wine..

Le mercredi 13 avril 2005 à 12:51 -0300, Tom Weller at Ambassador
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> I am not able to configure wine, and am a bit clueless as to how to
> configure it, I guess I need some sample screen shots.

You need to read some documentation on http://www.winehq.com/ first.

> I want to be able to access existing windows applications on a dual boot
> machine, and also to be able to load windows apps on a Linux only box. (I'm
> trying to convert small business clients from M$ to Debian with Open Office,
> and want to cover all possible scenarios before I make any presentations.
> I'd be grateful for knowing how to configure Wine on a machine that had been
> Windows only, then converted to dual boot. Typically the first (4 GB)
> partition is for linux root, 2nd (1 GB) partition is for linux swap, third
> partition is the original windows (identified as c: within windows), 

that could be identified as /dev/hda3 but I'm sceptical.
If you setup your debian system *after* windows has been installed
(recommended for all purposes), the later will likely be on the first
primary partition of the first hard drive (aka /dev/hda1).

Since Sarge is a very helpfull system it will have detected the windoze
partition and put an entry for it in the bootloader (typically GRUB).

YOU have to provide a mount point for the windows partition from Linux
and inform properly your /etc/fstab file from its existence, like in :

/dev/hda1       /home/evil      ntfs    rw,users,noauto 0       0

(not sure if this is completely correct, it should work at least for the
root user) (also I believe this step is not done automatically by
Debian, but I could be wrong)

When all of this is done, "apt-get install wine winsetuptk wine-utils

as a normal user, launch "winsetup" and click ... this tool *should*
detect your windos partition already mounted under /home/evil (for
instance ...) and make good use of some of the native DLLs that lie
there. It *will* make this path the root windows c:\ and you will be
able to launch windows apps with some success ...

> An
> optional fourth partition is for linux /home
> The Wine configuration screen has me baffled...how do I identify the Windows
> partition (if there is one),

You have to set it up yourself. This list can help for sure, but don't
forget to look at

>  and is there ANY graphical tool to help find
> the way to windows applications?


>  If this has to be done as a keyboard
> command, I don't think my project is going to fly very far....

If you are that uneasy with command lines, do yourself a favor : learn
to use Debian for one year, then try again with your project. You won't
be able to support people's transition from Win to GNU/Linux without
being able to help yourself. It is not a small task (I know it ...).


You're currently going through a difficult transition period called

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