Re: [LINUX_Newbies] Whining About Wine
- On Sun, Feb 10, 2013 at 05:52:34AM -0700, Chris Trask wrote:
> >In wine, at least on a 64 bit system, I have $HOME (referring to my home
> > >
> > > > I just run wine <path-to-setup.exe>file. It will then almost always give
> > > > some errors, but if I'm lucky, I'll see that I now have a
> > > > $HOME/.wine/drive_c/Program\ Files/whatever
> > > >
> > >
> > > I take it that command line is written in the terminal function.
> > That's correct. You shouldn't have to use sudo either, it should install
> > the application in your .wine directory. Note the period before the
> > directory name, that means it is a hidden file.
> !!!!! That part I did not know. I assumed that it was going to be in the C:\Program Files folder. So it may already be there. I'll have a look later after some parts arrive. I'm swapping between two hard drives (one with Win7 and the other with Linux) and I'm concerned about damaging one of them, so I have a spare adapter strip and caddy for this Dell laptop in the mail.
directory, for example, if your user name is chris, it would be
/home/chris, or, depending upon distribution, /usr/home/chris--the home
directory is also frequently referred to with a tilde, such as ~ to
represent /home/chris), so at any rate, you should have
and, on a 64 bit system
~/.wine/drive_c/Program Files (x86)
So, it may be in there. If it is, you may be able to run it with
Note that with spaces in a name, it's easier to use tab completion--that
is, type wine ~/.wine/driv (and hit the tab key, to let completion fill in
the drive_c)/Prog (hit the tab key to let it fill in the backslash to
escape the face in the file name, so it will look like
wine ./wine/drive_c/Program\ Files
and so on.
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Am 09.02.2013 23:46, schrieb Chris Trask:
> I've been trying to install LinuxMint 14.1 and Wine on a Dell laptop.
> Took me a week of on and off effort to realize that the real instructions
> were in the fine print. Despite that, I did manage to get them both
> Now I'm having all sorts of trouble installing a Windows application.
> I've tried twice, using the applications setup.exe file. It goes through
> all of the proper setup stages, asking for this and that plus the serial
> number. When it's done, there isn't a single item loaded on the hard drive
> and the icon in the program list diappears when you click on it.
> Reading the instructions in the Wine user guide, page 8 has what seems
> to three or four different methods for installing Windows applications, and
> those instructions are just a bit cryptic. After two tries, I know that the
> first one of just using the setup.exe file does not work.
> So, how do you install a Windows application on a machine with LinuxMint
> and Wine installed when the application has a setup.exe file?