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    I cant get wine onto DSL


    Hey, I don't know if this is the right forum to post this but.. meh ill post it anyway.
    I have just gotten damn small linux and installed it. I want to use my windows programs on dsl but I dont know how to download wine to linux and use it etc. Please help.
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    Open a terminal and try (as root):
    Code:
    apt-get update
    apt-get install wine
    Note, not all programs will work with wine.

    Also, are you still running DSL as a LiveCD or did you install it to disk? If you are still using it as a LiveCD, then I am not sure if the apt commands above will work.

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    This is what happens when I type "su apt-get update":
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    Unknown id: apt-get
    Please help
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    Try it like this,
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    su -
    <your root password>
    apt-get update
    apt-get install wine
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    I dont know my root password. I didn't set one when I installed dsl.

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    Try using sudo, like this,
    Code:
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install wine
    That might work.

    Is there no root password in DamnSmall, just like Ubuntu??
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    I still get the same error message when I try either of those:
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    sudo&#58; apt-get&#58; command not found
    I really couldn't tell you anything about dsl or ubuntu, because I really don't know much. I only got it yesterday (? maybe the day before) but I am reading a book call Practical Linux. Hopefully this will teach me some stuff.

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    In the fluxbox menu there is an option to enable apt, do that, then the command will work. Also, look in the DSL repository ( MyDSL) and install GCC, DSL doesnt come with it as standard and it can be useful.

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