Make sure you operate on a clean WINEPREFIX (~/.wine)!
Download the full PSDK into temp folder as follows:
$ for ((i=1; i<=10; i++)) ; do wget http://download.microsoft.com/download/platformsdk/sdk/update/WIN98MeXP/EN-US/2600.2180/FULL/PSDK-FULL.$i.cab ; done
$ wget http://download.microsoft.com/download/platformsdk/sdk/update/WIN98MeXP/EN-US/2600.2180/FULL/PSDK-FULL.bat
$ wget http://download.microsoft.com/download/platformsdk/sdk/update/WIN98MeXP/EN-US/2600.2180/FULL/Extract.exe
Run the supplied batch file to extract all cabinets to temp PSDK install folder:
$ wine start.exe PSDK-FULL.bat "C:\psdktemp"
Execute the installer from "C:\psdktemp" folder
$ wine ./setup.exe
Installing components action takes a considerable time (consuming 100% CPU)
This is bug 14168. The installer takes a considerable when the Installing components action is processed on install page. Depending on machine speed it takes 5-10 minutes until it really
begins to copy files.
Wine's msi component executes large
table joins which causes this performance hit (CPU usage 100% for long time). Just be patient.
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by William Carr on Thursday September 29th 2011, 2:08
I'm new at this, but using a fresh copy of Wine on OSX, with wget installed:
I was able to follow the instructions and download the .cab segments.
And then unfortunately the instructions stopped working at the line with "start.exe", etc.
I can't find any details on that command. Is it an add-on ?