What does not
What was not tested
# Install WINEPREFIX=~/.wine_ie1.0 wine ~/Desktop/IE15I386.EXE # Run WINEPREFIX=~/.wine_ie1.5 wine ~/.wine_ie1.5/drive_c/IEXPLORE/IEXPLORE.EXE
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Ubuntu 10.04 "Lucid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Sep 04 2010||1.3.1||Yes||Yes||Silver||an anonymous user|
|Show||Ubuntu 10.04 "Lucid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jul 09 2010||1.2-rc7||Yes||Yes||Gold||Michael Lancaster|
|Current||sidux||Sep 25 2009||1.1.29||Yes||Yes||Gold||phobie|
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.