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#1 Grub

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Posted 29 March 2008 - 08:54 AM

This seems to be a new section since I last visited. What exactly is Wine and why/how do I get it?
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#2 TcM

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Posted 29 March 2008 - 11:00 AM

You can get it with apt-get on ubuntu. And it's just a windows emulator, capable of running windows binary.
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#3 EGS

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Posted 29 March 2008 - 05:48 PM

Is it possible to dual-boot OS with WINE linked to the Linux OS?
I'd like to dual-boot Ubuntu with Windows Vista, but want my Windows programs to work (for the most part) with my Linux OS.
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#4 v0id

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Posted 29 March 2008 - 11:16 PM

No, you cannot use Wine for dual-booting. Use GRUB, LILO, og some other bootloader.
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#5 TcM

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Posted 30 March 2008 - 12:53 AM

If you want your windows applications to work on Linux too I think you will have to Re-Install them on Linux using wine.
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#6 EGS

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Posted 30 March 2008 - 01:04 AM

How can I have GRUB and WINE on the same PC together?
I want WINE to stay on all the distros that I install..how will I use it? How do I use it? How does it work? :confused:
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Posted 30 March 2008 - 06:15 AM

You can get it with apt-get on ubuntu. And it's just a windows emulator, capable of running windows binary.


If you are using Ubuntu you can use apt-get. For other Linux flavors you have to use other commands (such as Yum).

If you want your windows applications to work on Linux too I think you will have to Re-Install them on Linux using wine.


If you have the app installed on your Windows partition you can execute it using Wine without any need for installing it on your Linux partition.

How can I have GRUB and WINE on the same PC together?
I want WINE to stay on all the distros that I install..how will I use it? How do I use it? How does it work? :confused:


Wine is an emulator, GRUB is a bootloader. You will have Grub installed which allows you to select which OS to boot into. Once you boot into Linux you will have access to Wine which is just another application inside of Linux.
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#8 TcM

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Posted 30 March 2008 - 10:16 AM

But If you execute an exe with wine from your windows partition, wine will not be able to access the registry I think, and if for example you have a registered product it will revert back to trial while you are running it from Linux.
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Posted 31 March 2008 - 01:24 PM

How do you install with Wine?
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#10 EGS

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Posted 31 March 2008 - 02:51 PM

So are you saying that I have to install WINE on each distro of Linux that I install, ie on each partition?

I want to test out about 5 different Linux distros at once. :o
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Posted 31 March 2008 - 03:28 PM

Well IDK, but maybe you can access the other distro's Partition and open it from there... I have no idea.

Anyways, 5 distros... all at once????
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#12 chown

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Posted 04 April 2008 - 10:25 AM

Hmm, this seems pretty neat. :)
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