office2000 under redhat9.0

Shachar Shemesh wine-users at
Thu May 8 16:23:52 CDT 2003

Hi Christoph,

wineboot does not print anything. The error you see (warning, really) is 
a direct result of the lack of floppy in your system, coupled with the 
floppy definition in your .wine/config.

It is entirely possible that what you are seeing is a succesful run of 
wineboot. If you have any doubts, run it with "wine --debugmsgs 
+wineboot wineboot". This will give you a trace of what wineboot is 
doing. You are likely to see mostly a few file renames.

It is crucially important to only run wineboot after all wine processes 
have finished succesfully! wineboot was designed to be run 
automatically, and thus does not have the proper protection against 
running while other wine processes are still alive. Unfortunetly, time 
ran out on me while working on that aspect, so it needs to be run 
manually for the time being.

If you see no trace at all, please let us know. If you see nothing right 
after running setup.exe (and getting the message that a reboot is 
necessary), this may indicate a bug in wineboot.


Christoph Lehmann wrote:

>thanks, Sylvain.
>Running wineboot I get
>[christoph at christophl cdrom]$ wineboot
>Could not stat /mnt/fd0 (No such file or directory), ignoring drive A:
>this "warning" (or is it an error) I get also when running wine
>./SETUP.EXE, but there it doen't stop the process
>since I don't have a floppy drive, in the config I commented out this
>part with the drive A...
>calling winboot gives now no error, but it also doesn't do anything. Is
>wineboot a component of wine, or do I need to install it?
>what shall I do?
>thanks !!
>On Thu, 2003-05-08 at 20:38, Sylvain Petreolle wrote:
>> --- Christoph Lehmann <christoph.lehmann at> a écrit : > thanks!
>>>After running wine ./SETUP.EXE I got, just after some seconds (it is
>>>impossible, that office was installed!):
>>>"The Windows installer on your system was updated. You need to reboot
>>>complete this update. After your system restarts, re-run setup to
>>>continue Microsoft Office 2000 Premium setup."
>>nothing is wrong here. The message says that the windows INSTALLER was
>>(equivalent of rpm for us).
>>to issue a 'reboot', just run wineboot and wait for its termination.
>>then rerun office's setup.exe
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