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With some effort, it's possible to install and run the browser, surf the web, view the about screen, use the view source function, internet options, customize toolbars, fullscreen, tip of the day, etc.
What does not
Running the browser without a bunch of workarounds!
With the process described below, help doesn't appear to work at all; favorites and toolbars are somewhat buggy. Print preview is blank. Some web pages crash the browser with an assert failure (I saw it on the page that loads on the browser's second run, and the page that help -> submit feedback leads to).
The WineHQ homepage is rendered differently than it is in IE 5.5 on Windows.
What was not tested
Printing; plug-ins; of course, I didn't test every possible combination of options or every page on the internet...
Tested IE 5.5 SP2. I used the following procedure:
1. Run the following command:
wine iexplore -unregserver
2. Open winecfg and change Windows version to Windows ME.
3. Switch to the libraries tab and add overrides for the following:
browseui, iexplore.exe, inetcpl.cpl, jscript, mshtml, shdoclc, shdocvw, shlwapi, urlmon
4. Change the jscript override from native,builtin to builtin (Wine), and click OK.
5. Run the following command (ensure you have winetricks installed):
6. Delete the following file from your wineprefix:
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
7. Also delete the following files from your wineprefix's C:\windows\system32:
browseui.dll, inetcpl.cpl, jscript.dll, mshtml.dll, shdoclc.dll, shdocvw.dll, shlwapi.dll, urlmon.dll
8. Run msie55sp2.exe to extract the installation files to a new folder, then run IE5SETUP.EXE from that folder. (Be sure to cd there first if running from a terminal.)
9. When prompted, choose "install minimal, or customize your browser" and don't change any options.
10. Wait for the install to finish, then after closing the installer, wait a moment so post-reboot processes can complete.
11. To start IE 5.5, run:
wine "C:/Program Files/Internet Explorer/iexplore.exe"
This note was originally added to IE Version 5, but may be relevant to all versions.
Don't run IE on an RW mounted DOS partition !
Pretty problematic directory renaming/corruption can happen.
This seems to happen if Wine doesn't have access to certain Windows registry keys.
Renames e.g. "Program Files" to "$!$!$!$!.pfr" and does other horrible things.
BTW, it does not only happen with IE, as it seems to be a generic Windows
Setup process of Explorer which is doing this, which can be launched
under multiple circumstances.
To be safe, use a backup copy only, i.e. copy all relevant windows files over
e.g. to an ext2 partition.