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arod529
March 21st, 2009, 12:40 AM
I have XP Pro dual booting with Ubuntu 8.1 on the same drive. I've heard of Wine but being that I am broke at the moment, is there any possible way to run a windows program from my windows partition through Ubuntu?

hikaricore
March 21st, 2009, 12:51 AM
Uhhh WINE is free.
You can run some programs like WoW without having to reinstall them but for best results you should.

Check here to see if your apps are supported: http://appdb.winehq.org

Moved to the WINE forum.

arod529
March 23rd, 2009, 01:55 AM
Opps.

I clicked on the CrossOver link at the top of this page:
http://www.winehq.org/download/ (http://www.winehq.org/download/)

Clicking on the Ubuntu link gives me instructions for a online install.

Can I do it without an internet connection (since I don't have one on the linux box)? If so how?

arod529
March 23rd, 2009, 02:43 AM
Nevermind I figured it out.

1. Go to sight http://packages.ubuntu.com/search?suite=default&section=all&arch=any&searchon=names&keywords=wine (http://packages.ubuntu.com/search?suite=default&section=all&arch=any&searchon=names&keywords=wine)
2. Under the title Package Wine click link for your version of Ubuntu
3. Scroll to the bottom of the screen and click the link for your architecture.
4. Pick a mirror sight and download the .deb file.(Some directly give the save dialog and others don't. I used the mirrors.kernel.org/ubuntu entry under North America.)
5. Go back to the page were you chose your architecture.(Page in step 3)
6. Under the title Other packages related to wine find libaudio2.
7. Repeat step 3 and 4 for libaudio2.
8. In linux, double click on libaudio2, install it, then the wine's .deb file, and install it.

(If you try to intall the .deb file for wine first it may result in an error for dependencys. The only dependency I had was libaudio2. Do steps 5 through 7 for any dependancy errors.)

GepettoBR
March 23rd, 2009, 05:28 PM
Nevermind I figured it out.

1. Go to sight http://packages.ubuntu.com/search?suite=default&section=all&arch=any&searchon=names&keywords=wine (http://packages.ubuntu.com/search?suite=default&section=all&arch=any&searchon=names&keywords=wine)
2. Under the title Package Wine click link for your version of Ubuntu
3. Scroll to the bottom of the screen and click the link for your architecture.
4. Pick a mirror sight and download the .deb file.(Some directly give the save dialog and others don't. I used the mirrors.kernel.org/ubuntu entry under North America.)
5. Go back to the page were you chose your architecture.(Page in step 3)
6. Under the title Other packages related to wine find libaudio2.
7. Repeat step 3 and 4 for libaudio2.
8. In linux, double click on libaudio2, install it, then the wine's .deb file, and install it.

(If you try to intall the .deb file for wine first it may result in an error for dependencys. The only dependency I had was libaudio2. Do steps 5 through 7 for any dependancy errors.)

OR you can open a terminal window and type
sudo aptitude install libaudio2 wine and accomplish the exact same thing.