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[SLUG] Re: Wine vs Lindows
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- Subject: [SLUG] Re: Wine vs Lindows
- From: Angus Lees <gus@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon Feb 4 17:38:35 2002
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On Thu, Jan 24, 2002 at 08:16:51PM +1100, Peter Hardy wrote:
> Cool trick for wine users:
> * Make sure you've got support for the binfmt_misc driver in
> your kernel. I think it gets compiled in to distro kernels
> these days - check that /proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc/ exists, or
> try "modprobe binfmt_misc"
> * If you're using a kernel later than 2.4.13, mount the
> binfmt_misc filesystem: "mount -t binfmt_misc none
> * "echo ':DOSWin:M::MZ::/path/to/wine:' >
> And you should be able to run Windows binaries from the commandline.
> ie, instead of "wine winfile.exe" you can just run "winfile.exe" and let
> the kernel sort out how to make it go.
for debian users, installing the wine and binfmt-support packages will automatically
do this for you (at least with current "unstable" versions)
its pretty cool.