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Hi, As like some people here I am a noob with linux and I installed Wine but for some reason when I tried using my windows partitioned hard drive and ...
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    Need Help with Wine on Mandriva


    Hi,
    As like some people here I am a noob with linux and I installed Wine but for some reason when I tried using my windows partitioned hard drive and accesing my itunes.exe file wine would load but wouldn't do anything.

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    Hello

    How did you use Wine? There's a gui front-end for it, but if it was me I'd open a terminal, cd to the directory with itunes.exe in it and type:

    wine itunes.exe

    Or it might be better to copy the executeable to:
    /home/your_name/.wine/drive_c/Program Files and run it from there.

    Bare in mind that Wine isn't perfect and won't run everything.
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    ohh

    Yeah I really didn't think of that I'll try to see if that works. Thanks by the way.

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    Uhhh

    I tried doing what you mentioned but I can't seem to get to my other hard drive through the shell. I also tried moving the file but when iTunes tried to load up it couldn't acess the rest of its files. What should I do now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rja05001
    I tried doing what you mentioned but I can't seem to get to my other hard drive through the shell. I also tried moving the file but when iTunes tried to load up it couldn't acess the rest of its files. What should I do now?
    Well, you would need to mount your other hard drive if you're trying to use it from Linux. Like I said though, there's no guarantee you can use your iTunes executable using Wine. If it's looking for other files then I don't really know ... It depends on whether or not you have those files available ...

    I did a Google search because I was a little curious. You see, I don't have iTunes at home, and it seems that Crossover Office has iTunes support. Also we have a moderator on here called Moe who reviews distros. He says that SuSE has good iPod support.
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    iPod support is also available for Mandriva. Here is an article I found: http://soft.zoneo.net/Linux/ipod_nano.php

    And then, there is also Mindawn for Mandriva (similar to iTunes). Read about it here:
    http://br.sys-con.com/read/187403.htm
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    Thanks for all the information. I found out that the reason was because the fact that my hard drive is in NTFS format. Fingal thanks for the info on Crossover Office and Kojak thanks for the info on Mindawn.

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