jjmckenzie51 at earthlink.net
Thu Oct 16 17:14:54 CDT 2008
Austin English <austinenglish at gmail.com> at Oct 16, 2008 1:17 PM wrote about Re: [Wine] ouch
>On Thu, Oct 16, 2008 at 2:34 PM, Manorba <wineforum-user at winehq.org> wrote:
>> yeah, ok, but why so rude? [Embarassed]
>> i just asked for some help because i myself screwed it up on the process of configuring wine (mainly because i skipped through the howto very fast) , so it just seemed normal to come here to winehq.
>> isn't wine exactly one of the ways to get free from M$?
>Vitamin got a bit out of hand, yes, but Wine can't really help you
>when you've botched windows that badly.
If you messed up Windows, Wine cannot help at all, in a vast majority of cases. If you are running Linux in a separate partition and Windows was installed on the NT File System, you are basically out of luck when you go to touch certain things. However, NTHack does run on a special version of Linux :).
HOWEVER, if you messed up your Wine directories, you can fix it by simplying moving aside the 'hidden' wine directory (.wine in the user's home directory) and starting over again. This is much less painful than recovering a borked Windows installation. For example, I had to completely wipe a hard drive using a wipe utility and then re-install EVERYTHING including service packs and applications.
>Mistakes are the only way we learn ;-).
It is best to learn from OTHERS mistakes, we don't have enough time to make them all.
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