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RE: help with Wine..

I'm grateful for the help so far...but in my own defence I'm not afraid of
using command line interface...I'm worried my potential clients will freak
and jump ship if I am typing more than 4 words at a time :)

 -----Original Message-----
From: 	Aurélien Campéas [mailto:aurelien.campeas@uni.lu]
Sent:	April 13, 2005 1:45 PM
To:	Tom Weller at Ambassador Computers
Cc:	Debian-User
Subject:	RE: help with Wine..

Le mercredi 13 avril 2005 à 12:51 -0300, Tom Weller at Ambassador
Computers a écrit :
> 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.
> trying to convert small business clients from M$ to Debian with Open
> 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
> 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
> 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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