Error (1-6) on trying to launch simple translation software

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Error (1-6) on trying to launch simple translation software

Post by Jeanno » Sat Jun 19, 2021 5:48 am

Hi folks, I am new to Linux but got some programs to work and am so far quite happy with it and like to stay on Linux.

I have installed Linux Mint alongside Windows and I like to launch a Dutch/English translation exe which is on the Windows partition. Wine says it cannot open the database as it is not on the given location (C:\VanDale\ ... etc.etc.) But the Windows partion is not longer visible as C: So I cannot change the path to C:\

Any clues? I am very grateful for your help :D

Many, many thanks!

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Re: Error (1-6) on trying to launch simple translation software

Post by Bob Wya » Sat Jun 19, 2021 2:16 pm

Jeanno wrote:
Sat Jun 19, 2021 5:48 am
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I have installed Linux Mint alongside Windows and I like to launch a Dutch/English translation exe which is on the Windows partition. Wine says it cannot open the database as it is not on the given location (C:\VanDale\ ... etc.etc.) But the Windows partion is not longer visible as C: So I cannot change the path to C:\
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You shouldn't try to run your software installed, directly on a native Windows partition.
See: WineHQ FAQ: 5.1 I have lots of applications already installed in Windows. How do I run them in Wine?

First step would be to get an up-to-date version of Wine. See: WineHQ Wiki: Ubuntu.

Then try re-installing your translation application to a clean WINEPREFIX ...
See: WineHQ FAQ: 6.5 Wineprefixes.

Bob

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Re: Error (1-6) on trying to launch simple translation software

Post by Jeanno » Sat Jun 19, 2021 11:02 pm

Many thanks Bob, you're great! Thumbs up.
I will seek for the iso I must have somewhere and copy that to the Linux partition. Hopefully I manage to install the software that way, it certainly seems now to be the way to do it.
In retrospect I am a bit embarrased that I did not study all the wiki of WineHQ, so you directed me to the right track. Thanks for that too.
Cheers!
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Re: Error (1-6) on trying to launch simple translation software

Post by Bob Wya » Sun Jun 20, 2021 1:05 pm

np. Good luck! 8)

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