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post #1 of 12
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Hello, I'm doing computer engineering in university, and I need to run a specific program called NI Circuit Design Suite 11 on my laptop.

Due to some software corruption, i can't boot into windows...who cares

I'm using Ubuntu 11.04 as my primary OS, and it's great, I can do all my homework and it's more stable than windows.

However, I need to run this program and I'm not sure how I can. I have the disk, and wine installed, i'm just not sure where I can go from here. Any ideas?

Thanks
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post #2 of 12
You basically either right click the program and run it through wine, or open a terminal and type

wine /mnt/cdrom/RunMe.exe

Replace /mnt/cdrom/RunMe accordingly. Keep in mind it maybe buggy.
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post #3 of 12
Don't forget to check the database on http://winehq.org for whether your application is compatible or not
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post #4 of 12
who needs the winehq app db trial by fire is so much more educating
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Well good luck. http://appdb.winehq.org/objectManage...sion&iId=11033
Next step is windows in virtualbox.
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K, using wine and all that jazz I am actually able to run the setup.exe however during install it says it needs "internet explorer 4 or higher" installed to continue installation.

I googled internet explorer for ubuntu and found a guide. I followed it, but with no dice, I still get this error. Is there a specific method I should follow that perhaps you guys know of?
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Read the link above. Nobody has had any luck installing that application. You can try installing ies4linux and hope that works lol
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Welcome to Linux!
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post #9 of 12
there is a "fakeie6" package for winetricks.

also see http://wiki.winehq.org/UsefulRegistryKeys

basically wine can do just about everything, but most often it can take a lot of time, and then the stability of it can range anywhere from unusable to perfect.
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post #10 of 12
Greetz
There was a time when Wine split-off and a proprietary version came out under various names such as Crossover Office, Transgaming, Cedega, PointToPlay, etc. I actually bought Xandros several years back specifically for the reason that it came with Crossover Office et al. and had rather enjoyed Xandros when it was still Corel Linux. The reason I bring this up is because some things that used to work with Crossover Office no longer do with modern Wine as a tradeoff, I suppose, that many other (and often newer) things run considerably better. So if you can find either a copy of Crossover Office to buy that might work for this app.

However this is trial and error stuff so maybe you can find some shareware compromise. Other than than Virtual Box or something like it is your only alternative to a dual boot afaik.
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