After the GREAT presentation last night, I decided to go out
and give wine a try...
First, I realized that I needed to have my windows 98
partition accessible through linux, so I created a directory called:
Next, I added a line to /etc/fstab that looked like
/dev/hda /mnt/windows auto user,defaults 0
I restarted the computer, and made sure that I could
access the partition from both root and my user id's.
Next I downloaded both the wine and itcl rpm's from
Codeweavers' site, and installed them both. Now is where the problems
First, wine did not add any menu entry to my Gnome menu at all
(I am using a default RedHat 7.1 install with Gnome). So, from a command
line, I ran: winesetup. The setup program ran, but failed to recognize my
windows partition. I tried to set up the fake_windows directory, but I
pointed it towards /mnt/windows. It then said to make sure that I
configure the drives and paths options further down the road. When I got
to drives, I specified that the c: drive had a path of /mnt/windows and a Device
Under paths, everything seemed ok. except profile was blank,
so I put in:
Next, I went to run a program (Word, then Excel, then all
others). Seeing as I had no menu options, I just used the file manager to
browse to the winword.exe file on my windows partition, and double clicked
it. That's when wine failed with an error 2. I viewed the log and
this is what it said:
/opt/wine/bin/wine.bin: cannot find '/mnt/windows/Program\
I received this same message for every program I tried to
run. I checked Codeweavers' site, and it appears that part of the problem
is that wine didn't recognize the entry in fstab for my windows partition - any
idea why? Also, I couldn't find any idea why there were no menu entries
added to my Gnome menu as Leonard demonstrated last night - even there site
seems to assume that will happen.
Any help is appreciated!