Internet Explorer 2.0 - Very limited HTML support. First public release.
What does not
What was not tested
# Fails WINEPREFIX=~/.wine_ie2.0 wine msie20.exe # Extract manually cabextract msie20.exe cabextract iexplore.cab # Run WINEPREFIX=~/.wine_ie2.0 wine iexplore.exe http://www.wikipedia.org/
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jun 13 2012||1.5.6||No, but has workaround||Yes||Gold||Ken Sharp|
|Show||Arch Linux||Mar 18 2012||1.4||No, but has workaround||Yes||Bronze||Matt Keefo|
|Current||sidux||Sep 25 2009||1.1.29||No, but has workaround||Yes||Bronze||phobie|
|Show||Ubuntu 8.10 "Intrepid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jul 10 2009||1.1.25||No||Not installable||Garbage||Ken Sharp|
|Show||Ubuntu 8.10 "Intrepid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jul 10 2009||1.0.1||No||Not installable||Garbage||Ken Sharp|
Select the correct Windows mode
At time of writing, Wine's default Windows mode is XP. Make sure you set the correct Windows mode in winecfg or the installer will simply refuse to continue.
You can use an extraction tool, such as file-roller, to extract the .cab from the .exe, and then extract all the files from that into a folder.
Remember: Test results can not be accepted for this method as "installing is an important part of testing".
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.