Basic questions

lawson_whitney at lawson_whitney at
Mon Apr 1 16:16:46 CST 2002

On Mon, 1 Apr 2002, Beatriz Botero H wrote:

> Hallo all,
> we are completly new to this list and also to wine, so sorry if the question is too simple.
> We are trying to install and work with wine, withouth results:
> err:win32:PELoadLibraryEXA can't load C:\WINNT\system32/comdlg32.dll

There should be error or fixme messages before this telling why it can't
load commdlg32.dll.  probably this dll imports from another dll Wine
couldn't find, but other errors are possible.  Try using Wine builtin
dlls, or try --debugmsg +module,+fixup and show some context.
> although the file comdlg32.dll exists in the directory.
> This is one of three messages I cannot copy from the terminal
> Question: our Windows partition is formated in NTFS. Is this file system
> supported by wine ?

Only to the extent that it is supported by the underlying OS (Linux,
probably, or whatever x86 *NIX OS you use to run Wine).  IOW, Wine is
not an OS, it is an application program.

> Second question: the instructions ask for a temp directory in windows
> with read/write permissions. Does this mean, that a kernel with the
> feature read/write on windows partitions needs to be compiled ?

There is no rule that a "Windows" drive _has_ to be a native Windows
partition.  Your temp "drive" can be any directory in any mounted
filesystem.  For that matter, so can C: on any other "Windows" drive.
You don't need a windows partition at all.  Also, apps tend to want to
write to C:\windows, so if you want to use the ntfs partition, have a
look at the section in <wine>/documentation/installing.sgml about

Feel free to use this nasty little program to render sgml almost

#<wine>/documentation/*.sgml reader (c) 2000- Lawson Whitney
# Use, distribute, or change at your own risk.
sed -e 's/<[^<>]*>//g' -e 's/&lt;/</g' -e 's/&gt;/>/g' $1 |less -ni

> Thanks in advance
> Edgar Alwers
> edgaralwers at
> -----------------
> Beatriz Botero H.
> Weinheim. Germany
> mailto:bbotero at


Constants aren't, and variables won't.

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