Palm Desktop and HotSync Manager
What does not
What was not tested
Advanced features, Palm Desktop Barely tested.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Current||Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Oct 04 2009||1.1.30||Yes||Yes||Platinum||an anonymous user|
|Show||Ubuntu 8.04 "Hardy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Nov 01 2008||1.1.7||No||Not installable||Garbage||Nathan.N|
|Show||Ubuntu 8.04 "Hardy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jul 12 2008||1.1.1||Yes||No||Garbage||Adam Z.|
|Show||Ubuntu 8.04 "Hardy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jul 03 2008||1.1.0||Yes||No||Garbage||Adam Z.|
(In progress 2009-01-05)
Palm Desktop and Hotsync Installation on Wine 1.1.12
Use winetricks to install the following
Make sure setupapi.dll is set to builtin.
Then run the file:
Old manual instructions (wine 1.17 and earlier)
* Set Wine to Windows 98.
* First, Install IE6. Make sure dcom98 is installed.
* Install Windows Installer manually. Run instmsia.exe. The installer will complain with a nasty error, but it will leave behind all the files you need in Windows\Installer\InstMsi0. Copy all of those files to Windows\system, and set msi.dll and msiexec.exe to native using winecfg.
* Install Windows Script 5.6. You can download the English version from:
Make sure setupapi.dll is set to builtin, and run the file.
* To run Hotysnc, set windows version to "windows NT 4.0" to get rid of complaints about missing comm drivers.
Note that palm desktop doesn't run because of a crash bug in Wine. Hotsync will run with both USB and serial cradles. For USB devices, the process is a little convoluted, but it works. The process is documented here.
(In progress 2008-11-03)
by Gordon Schumacher on Sunday January 13th 2008, 23:11
* set Wine to Windows 98.
No love with XP or 2K - all the same errors already reported here - but under 98, it installed without a hitch.
*He did not try to hotsync with it yet though.
by James Liggett on Wednesday April 11th 2007, 21:49
Didn't need any native DLLs at all.
You might also want to try getting rid of your Dll overrides and just use all builtins.
When i try to install palm desktop thats what the install said:
"The wizard was interrupted before palm desktop could completely installed. Your system has not been modified. To complete installation at another time, please run setup again"
Command line parameters:
/L language ID
/S Hide intialization dialog. For silent mode use: /S /v/qn.
.V parameters to MsiExec.exe
/UA<url to InstMsiA.exe>
/UW<url to InstMsiW.exe>
/UM<url to msi package>