[Wine]Problem Starting Wine
Thomas H. George
xyz at spininternet.com
Wed Feb 2 15:47:06 CST 2005
I have a Debian testing box with a 2.4.26 kernel. I used apt-get to
install wine, wine-doc and winesetup. Setup detected all the drives and
paths on my system but when I tried to run a program with the command
wine g:\\bridge\\mike (Mike Lawrence's Counting at Bridge -
a very elementary program, might even work with DOS)
I get the messages
Warning: The specified Windows directory L"C:\\Windows" is not
Warning: The specified Windows diriectory L"C:\\Windows\\System" is
The problem could be that I had a problems with my copy of win98 and
added win2000 both on hda1. Al l my Debian files are on hdb and I boot
the system with Lilo to have the option of starting any of these
operating systems. If I boot to Windows I am given the option of
starting win98 or win2000 and I always start win2000.
Working from Linux, if I mount c: the directories include windows and
winnt and each contains a subdirectory system.
Using vi I edited ~/.wine/config to the windows directories and paths to
winnt. This did not help.
Wine-doc mentions checking the configuration with winecfg but this does
not exist and apt-cache search winecfg cannot find it.
The Troubleshooting section suggest the setting the version so I added
to the config file. This did not help.
I would appreciate any suggestions as to what I might try next.
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