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I want to use Wine to run my windows programs side-by-side with my windows programs. I have an existing windows partition with everything I need on it. Is there any ...
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    Arrow Wineifying my windows partition


    I want to use Wine to run my windows programs side-by-side with my windows programs. I have an existing windows partition with everything I need on it.

    Is there any way to get wine to run the programs directly off the windows partition without re-installing them in linux?

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    well, if your windows partition is formatted as FAT32 you could try creating a symlink from ~/.wine/drive_c to your windows C:\ drive. however i do NOT recommend you do that. i have no idea whether it would actually work, and it's possible that it could break your windows apps. i seriously recommend you reinstall them using wine in your linux partitions.
    Here's why Linux is easier than Windows:
    Package Managers! Apt-Get and Portage (among others) allow users to install programs MUCH easier than Windows can.
    Hardware Drivers. In SuSE, ALL the hardware is detected and installed automatically! How is this harder than Windows' constant disc changing and rebooting?

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