Installing Office 2000 under Wine
I recently tried installing MS Office 2000 under wine. SETUP.EXE started up fine, setup asked me for the product key, and began configuring office for installation. The progress bar got about 80% of the way through and it appeared to just stop. The computer sat idle with no hard drive or cd rom activity for a while, so I ended up logging into a shell as root, killing all the wine processes, and restoring my ~/.wine/fake_windows folder from a clean install (the one under /root).
The installer was running for about an hour before I killed the processes. Has anyone else had this problem? Do I just need to give it more time? According to what processes were running, it appeared to be trying to install IE.