[Wine] Re: Wine & VFat

richardrosa wineforum-user at winehq.org
Mon Jun 30 04:10:52 CDT 2008

Paul Johnson wrote:

> I doubt that it ever worked the way you described: You never installed
> the program in Wine. Consider Wine another installation of Windows. Of
> course you're not going to get programs you didn't install in Wine to
> run as expected. 

 Actually, the failing applications WERE originally installed under Wine. When I encountered this error, I even re-installed (with the same results). 
As I indicated, just copying the previously installed application's directory
to an EXT2 partition allowed it to run, so I don't this this is an installation 

 vitamin wrote:

>   Yes there are few known problems with vfat partitions. Just don't use them with Wine.

 I'm kind of tight on free space for my ext2 partitions. Reorganizing my system for the two or three Windows applications I use is not high on my priority list. 

  I've also been encountering random Wine crashes (segment faults?) that I cannot identify any specific actions that cause them. What is puzzling me is that the older SUSE/Wine combo worked fine. I don't know if this is the fault of the newer kernel, the newer Wine version, or some interaction between the two.  

  Unfortunately, the solution appears to be to return to SuSe 10.3 and 
Wine v 0.9. I guess the latest versions are not always the better 


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