windows cd

Asked by b on 2008-07-24

cd's that ran in windows won't run with unbuntu.
i can't use a tech manual for my car. I really need to use this.
Are there plans to address this problem? I don't want to have to reload windows.
Thank you.

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Thor K. H.
Solved:
2008-07-25
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2008-07-25
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2008-07-25
Best Thor K. H. (nitrolinken) said : #1

1. Open up a terminal and enter (without the quotes) "sudo apt-get install wine"
2. Use the terminal and browse to the CD.
3. Use wine to execute the executable "wine PathToExeFile.exe"
4. Enjoy.

See http://www.winehq.com & https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Wine for more information.

Christoph Langner (chrissss) said : #2

> Are there plans to address this problem? I don't want to have to reload windows.

You've got to keep one thing in mind. Ubuntu (or more common Linux) is not Windows. Windows programs can't be executed inside Linux. Wine can be a way to run software written for windows under Linux. But it's more or less a crutch.

b (bcb1177) said : #3

thanks and have a nice day

b (bcb1177) said : #4

Thanks Thor Marius K. Høgås, that solved my question.