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JimVicious
September 19th, 2008, 06:31 AM
Hey everyone.
How do i run a setup.exe?

thanks

Artificial Intelligence
September 19th, 2008, 06:33 AM
Well as you might know .exe is a windows file format and therefore can't be used in Linux.

However with an application called wine, you can with a bit of luck,hack, tweak and pray running it.

It's in the repositories.

Here's some info that's good to know before starting: http://gaming.gwos.org/doku.php/wine:winestuff

Elfy
September 19th, 2008, 06:33 AM
With windows ;) or depending on what it's for you could try wine or maybe a virtual machine.

What is the exe for?

JimVicious
September 19th, 2008, 06:35 AM
i inserted a windows cd
and i dont know how to run the setup.

what do i do?

northern lights
September 19th, 2008, 06:38 AM
Windows CD as in "a CD with Windows compatible content" or as in "Windows distribution setup CD"?

In the latter case, you'd want to boot from it, in order to install.

Artificial Intelligence
September 19th, 2008, 06:38 AM
Might be a good idea to know what oftware/game you want to run.

But a start;


sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade
wget -q http://wine.budgetdedicated.com/apt/387EE263.gpg -O- | sudo apt-key add -
sudo wget http://wine.budgetdedicated.com/apt/sources.list.d/hardy.list -O /etc/apt/sources.list.d/winehq.list
sudo apt-get install wine
winecfg
wine <path>/setup.exe

JimVicious
September 19th, 2008, 06:39 AM
Windows CD as in "a CD with Windows compatible content" or as in "Windows distribution setup CD"?

In the latter case, you'd want to boot from it, in order to install.



do i just restart and that will run it? or what?

Tatty
September 19th, 2008, 06:40 AM
As Artificial Intelligence said, you need to install wine, which is a linux app which attempts to run windows executables. It is far from perfect, some apps work brilliantly, lots work a bit buggy, most work very buggy, some dont work at all.

Wine is in the repos, or if you want the latest version you can add the semi-official wine ubuntu repo:
http://www.winehq.org/site/download-deb

What software are you trying to install?

Check out the appdb at the wine website to see how well your software is supported in wine. http://www.winehq.org/

EDIT: woah i was slow typing, this was supposed to be post #5 when i started :)

JimVicious
September 19th, 2008, 06:41 AM
Windows XP Professional

Elfy
September 19th, 2008, 06:42 AM
<snip>

Are you trying to remove ubuntu and reinstall xp

JimVicious
September 19th, 2008, 06:43 AM
[edit]

yes.

ubuntu is too hard for me to use.
I need a stupid people program
I will be going to a course in order to learn how to use it though

Artificial Intelligence
September 19th, 2008, 06:44 AM
Okay, but you have to tell us what you're trying to do. You want to dual-boot so you have Ubuntu and Windows on your computer?

northern lights
September 19th, 2008, 06:44 AM
No you probably don't want to restart - northern lights is talking about ifd it was a xp disc for example.
Which it appears to be.:)

@the OP:
Reboot with CD inserted. If you're not asked whether to boot from CD or not, add you CD drive to the boot sequence in the BIOS (hit 'DEL' when booting).

Paqman
September 19th, 2008, 06:45 AM
Windows XP Professional

You need to boot from the CD. Put the CD in the drive and reboot. It should pop up and say "Press any key to boot from CD", if it doesn't do this, you need to change your boot settings in your BIOS to boot from the CD drive. To get into BIOS look for a line just after powering on that say something like "Press Del/F2/whatever to enter setup" or some such.

Be careful though, unless you've created a separate partition to install XP onto installing it will completely overwrite your Ubuntu install. Is that what you want?

JimVicious
September 19th, 2008, 06:46 AM
Which it appears to be.:)

@the OP:
Reboot with CD inserted. If you're not asked whether to boot from CD or not, add you CD drive to the boot sequence in the BIOS (hit 'DEL' when booting).

what would the code be to do that

thanks in advance

northern lights
September 19th, 2008, 06:49 AM
what would the code be to do that

Ain't no "code" involved.

Physically insert the CD. Reboot.

When it says "Press DEL to enter setup", hit DEL key.

Make CD drive first boot device.

Sav and quit.

Choose to boot from CD.

Follow Windows Setup instructions.

Elfy
September 19th, 2008, 06:50 AM
I really would just slow down a bit here - if you're going to be doing a course to use ubuntu/linux then at some point you will be needing it again.

It would be best to dual boot as artificial intelligence has pointed out, your choice obviously :)

There is no code to run the windows install as such - do as you've been told to get it to boot.

Tatty
September 19th, 2008, 06:57 AM
Make sure you back up anything you dont want to lose! Because unless you have partitioned before running the installer, windows will wipe everything.