What does not
Installer reports IE 4.0 is installed and refuses to continue.
What was not tested
Strictly speaking, I'm not sure if this is a bug, as I believe Wine reports version 4.0 installed for a reason.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Ubuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Nov 07 2018||3.19||No||Not installable||No||Garbage||Jeff D. Hanson|
|Show||Ubuntu 10.04 "Lucid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Sep 24 2011||1.3.29||Yes||Yes||Bronze||A Wine user|
|Show||Ubuntu 10.04 "Lucid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jul 09 2010||1.2-rc7||No||Not installable||Garbage||Michael Lancaster|
|Show||sidux||Sep 25 2009||1.1.29||No||Not installable||Garbage||phobie|
|Show||Debian GNU/Linux Unstable "Sid" x86_64||Sep 22 2009||1.1.28||No||Not installable||Garbage||Racecar 56|
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.