[Wine]Re: From a newbie: how to run MS Word?

Joachim von Thadden thadden at web.de
Thu Dec 23 13:57:34 CST 2004

Am Do, Dez 23, 2004 at 07:57:13 +0100 schrieb romeomedina at libero.it:
> Thanks to you all... 
> The problem is, that the file winword.exe is in the directory 
> '/mnt/windows/Programmi/Microsoft Office/Office', with a space between 'Microsoft' and 'Office', 
> so when I try to enter that directory with '$ cd /mnt/windows/Programmi/Microsoft Office/Office' I get: 
> 	bash: cd: /mnt/windows/Programmi/Microsoft: No such file or directory 
> . I'm afraid to change as root the dir's name into 'Microsoft_Office' for fear to compromise the correct working of 
> Windows. 

Yes, you should fear that!  We can give you hints here but the next one
("put the path in double quotes") will lead you to the next problem ("it
does not work anyway. why?") and us to the next answer ("it's because
you can not simply copy a windows exe to somewhere and think it will
work, because thats why people made installation programs nor can you
(with some exceptions) execute programs without having their registry
settings available; you have to made them available to wine"). With this
we waste your and our time. The best way is to use a menu driven tool
like the commercial CrossOver Office or the free WineTools and I don't
understand why you don't just continue with it. Did you follow what I
wrote you? It does work with 20041201 also and is extremely simple to

"Never touch a running system! Never run a touching system?
          Never run a touchy system!!!"

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