[Wine] Re: Unable to install program: admin rights not continued

dimesio wineforum-user at winehq.org
Sat Aug 30 15:11:58 CDT 2008

> However, wine does have root permissions ALREADY, as an executable. 

Where on earth did you get that idea? Wine does not have root permissions unless you run it as root. I suggest you do some reading on the basics of *nix permissions, as you obviously do not understand them. 

> in Ubuntu, I bring up the "run application" window and then type
> Code:
> gksu /media/cdrom0/setup32.exe

If that's really the command you used to run the installer, then you clearly ran Wine as root--gksu is root. So first you need to follow the instructions in the FAQ to clean up the mess you've made: http://wiki.winehq.org/FAQ#head-96bebfa287b4288974de0df23351f278b0d41014

After following the above directions, try setting the Windows version in winecfg to Windows 98, then run the installer as a normal user. The administrator privileges your app is looking for are Windows administrator privileges, which don't exist in Wine.  Windows 98 didn't differentiate between administrator and user privileges, and that may be enough to fool the program.

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