Windows app in mdf and mds format

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Windows app in mdf and mds format

Post by jdsfbjskh » Fri Jan 25, 2013 4:24 am

Hi,
I have a Windows application which presents itself as a series of *.rar files. I unpack the first one, and inside there's an *.mds file, which under Windows, I would mount and then be able to install from it. However, this doesn't work under Linux as I can't mount it. I used mdf2iso to convert it to ISO, and can then mount it, but no luck: I can't install.

Wine: 1.4.1
Linux XUbuntu 12.10, 3.5.0-22-generic

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Re: Windows app in mdf and mds format

Post by core » Fri Jan 25, 2013 8:30 am

Try on Wine 1.5.22, maybe it will work.

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Re: Windows app in mdf and mds format

Post by dimesio » Fri Jan 25, 2013 8:31 am

What app is this, and where did you obtain the .rar files from?

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Re: Windows app in mdf and mds format

Post by jdsfbjskh » Fri Jan 25, 2013 8:44 am

core wrote:Try on Wine 1.5.22, maybe it will work.
Thanks. I tried the 'sticky' thread to upgrade (adding sources, sudo apt-get upgrade etc..), but it's still 1.4.1 which reinstalled.

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Re: Windows app in mdf and mds format

Post by jdsfbjskh » Fri Jan 25, 2013 8:50 am

dimesio wrote:What app is this, and where did you obtain the .rar files from?
It's called ZobBase. It's not commercial, but was written by our in-house DBA, and usually only runs on our Windows laptops.

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Re: Windows app in mdf and mds format

Post by dimesio » Fri Jan 25, 2013 9:07 am

Did you map the mounted iso as a cd-rom in winecfg?

There is definitely a 1.5.22 package for 12.10 in the ubuntu-wine ppa; if you are having problems getting your package manager to install it, ask for help on the Ubuntu forum.

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