Installing/Running a Win98SE accounting app in Wine

Alexander Smirnov alexander.v.smirnov at
Tue Sep 18 07:26:09 UTC 2007

john d. herron wrote:
> For many years I've used a simple but efficient double-entry Windoze 
> accounting program called Banana.
> It is said (by users who've tried) to run well on top of Wine.
> Have a working version of it in a dedicated folder on /hda1 (Win98SE) 
> and an installable version on an original CD.
> To try it out in my current Kubuntu 7.04 environment I've installed 
> wine 0.9.83 via adept.
> However, haven't found any (to me) understandable instructions on how 
> to use it. KDE app menus show the following options:
> Wine file, Wine help browser + Wine notepad (in Utilities); Wine 
> configuration + Wine RegEdit (in Settings); and (but that's not what I 
> seem to be needing right now...) Wine Software Uninstaller (in System).
> I'm rather confused on what to do to try and get this Banana 
> application running in Wine. Can anyone help?
> Any newbie-speak suggestions will be thankfully appreciated.
> jdh
> _________________
> kubuntu 7.04 on i586 w/ 512 MB

To run windows application under Linux just run
wine <application.exe>
from folder where <application.exe> is located.

in your case i think you should install Banana from original disk first, 
and then copy your old working directory from hda1 to new location 
(probably to ~/.wine/drive_c/Program Files). After this is done, try

wine ~/.wine/drive_c/Program\ Files/<Banana folder>/<Banana executable>

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