Installing from Packages

If you want to run installed applications from another partition, mount your DOS or Windows partition before installing the packages. Some packages include configuration scripts and they do not work if there is no access to your Windows drive. Please have a look at Chapter 12 before mounting your DOS or Windows drive!)

I do not know much about distributions other than Debian, so my examples in this section are specific to Debian. For other systems I provide some some hints to solve special problems. In general there should be no problem to install packages on a libc6 based system such as Debian or the new Red Hat. Especially on Debian, libc5- and libc6-based software should compile and run.

Installing on Debian Linux

Installing on Slackware

Slackware up to version 3.5 is a libc5 based system. So you are very limited in alternatives for installing Wine.