Sep 272006
 

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IEs4Linux Installation in Debian

Before installing Internet Explorer you need to install the following packages

#apt-get install wine cabextract

Now youi need to download IEs4Linux script from here

$wget http://www.tatanka.com.br/ies4linux/downloads/ies4linux-2.0.3.tar.gz

$tar xzvf ies4linux-2.0.3.tar.gz

$cd ies4linux-2.0.3

Once you are inside ies4linux-2.0.3 directory you need to run the following script to install internet explorer

$./ies4linux

This will install the internet explore in your machine and after the end of installation it will give you from where you need to run IE6.from my machine i am using the following

$/root/bin/ie6

This will open IE6 and you can see internet explorer in action

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IEs4Linux Installation in Ubuntu

You have to enable universe packages first. It is also recommended that you use the official winehq ubuntu package:

Open /etc/apt/sources.list file

$sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

Uncomment following lines in your /etc/apt/sources.list and it may be different if you are in different country instead of UK

deb http://uk.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu dapper universe
deb-src http://uk.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu dapper universe

Add WineHQ APT Repository

or

If you want to add source packages from the repository

Currently, wine only have i386 binary packages available. If you do not use an i386 architecture, or wish to compile the package in a special or optimized way, you can build the wine package using the source repository instead. To do this, add a source repository with one of the following:

deb-src http://wine.budgetdedicated.com/apt dapper main

Close gedit and run an update to take your new Repository

$sudo apt-get update

Install wine and cabextract

$sudo apt-get install wine cabextract

Now you need to download IEs4Linux script from here

$wget http://www.tatanka.com.br/ies4linux/downloads/ies4linux-2.0.3.tar.gz

$tar xzvf ies4linux-2.0.3.tar.gz

$cd ies4linux-2.0.3

Once you are inside ies4linux-2.0.3 directory you need to run the following script to install internet explorer

$./ies4linux

This will install the internet explore in your machine.

To run IE you need to run the following command and it may be different for others this path at the end of installation it will give from where you want to run

$/root/bin/ie6

You should see the Internet explorer opening

Internet Explorer Version and Widows Media Player

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If you want to see this in action check the following screen

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If try to run /root/bin/ie6 as root user you will get the following error messages so you need to run as user

#/root/bin/ie6
fixme:actctx:CreateActCtxW stub!
err:imagelist:ImageList_ReplaceIcon no color!
err:imagelist:ImageList_ReplaceIcon no color!
err:imagelist:ImageList_ReplaceIcon no color!
err:imagelist:ImageList_ReplaceIcon no color!
Application tries to create a window, but no driver could be loaded.
Make sure that your X server is running and that $DISPLAY is set correctly.

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 Posted by at 10:16 am

  36 Responses to “Running Internet Explorer in Debian and ubuntu Linux”

  1. I installed it on SuSE 10.1 and it’s working perfectly.

  2. Hi,

    I just tried it, and it really worked. I was really surprised, because I had tried three times to get it working, and it never worked.
    Now I just ran this script, and I have an IE6 running here. It is a bit scary to have such a weapon of self destruction on your desktop, but I need it for testing ;-(.

    Test system: Debian 3.1 “Sarge” stable, with backports from backports.org. Wine version 0.9.15-1~bpo.1. WM: Fvwm 2.5.12-5 on a XFree86 4.3.0.dfsg.1-1

    Anyway, Thanks a lot, good work!
    Moritz

  3. thanks for your comments

  4. Ran this on CentOS 4.4, installed cabextract from dag repository, ran the script, worked like a charm. Nice job!

  5. I just followed the instructions on this site and Iget the following error…. (see bottom)

    Any idea what is wrong ?

    andymac@andymac-celeron:~/ies4linux-2.0.3$ ./ies4linux
    Wine 0.9.9
    Wine 0.9.9
    Wine 0.9.9
    Welcome, andymac! I’m IEs4Linux.
    I can install IE 6, 5.5 and 5.0 for you easily and quickly.
    You are just four ‘enter’s away from your IEs.

    I’ll ask you some questions now. Just answer y or n (default answer is the bold one)

    IE 6 will be installed automatically.
    Do you want to install IE 5.5 SP2 too? [ y / n ] y

    And do you want to install IE 5.01 SP2? [ y / n ] y

    IEs can be installed using one of the following locales:
    EN-US PT-BR DE FR ES IT NL SV JA KO NO
    DA CN TW FI PL HU AR HE CS PT RU EL TR
    Default is EN-US. Hit enter to keep it or choose a different one:

    By default, I will install everything at /home/andymac/.ies4linux
    I will also install Flash 9 plugin and create Desktop shortcuts.
    Is that ok for you? (To configure advanced options type n) [ y / n ] y

    All right! Let’s start the installations…

    Downloading everything we need
    DCOM98.EXE
    mfc40.cab
    249973USA8.exe
    ADVAUTH.CAB
    CRLUPD.CAB
    HHUPD.CAB
    IEDOM.CAB
    IE_S1.CAB
    IE_S2.CAB
    IE_S5.CAB
    IE_S4.CAB
    IE_S3.CAB
    IE_S6.CAB
    SCR56EN.CAB
    SETUPW95.CAB
    FONTCORE.CAB
    FONTSUP.CAB
    VGX.CAB
    ie55sp2_9x.zip
    –21:25:17– http://www.mirrorservice.org/sites/browsers.evolt.org/browsers/ie/32bit/standalone/ie55sp2_9x.zip
    => `/home/andymac/.ies4linux/downloads/ie55sp2_9x.zip’
    Resolving http://www.mirrorservice.org... 212.219.56.133, 212.219.56.134
    Connecting to http://www.mirrorservice.org|212.219.56.133|:80… connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response… 200 OK
    Length: 3,682,543 (3.5M) [application/zip]

    100%[====================================>] 3,682,543 55.50K/s ETA 00:00

    21:26:21 (56.89 KB/s) – `/home/andymac/.ies4linux/downloads/ie55sp2_9x.zip’ saved [3682543/3682543]

    ie501sp2_9x.zip
    –21:26:21– http://www.mirrorservice.org/sites/browsers.evolt.org/browsers/ie/32bit/standalone/ie501sp2_9x.zip
    => `/home/andymac/.ies4linux/downloads/ie501sp2_9x.zip’
    Resolving http://www.mirrorservice.org... 212.219.56.133, 212.219.56.134
    Connecting to http://www.mirrorservice.org|212.219.56.133|:80… connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response… 200 OK
    Length: 3,075,922 (2.9M) [application/zip]

    100%[====================================>] 3,075,922 59.82K/s ETA 00:00

    21:27:18 (53.79 KB/s) – `/home/andymac/.ies4linux/downloads/ie501sp2_9x.zip’ saved [3075922/3075922]

    swflash.cab
    [ OK ]

    Installing IE 6
    Initializing
    Creating Wine Prefix
    Extracting CAB files
    /home/andymac/.ies4linux/downloads/ie6/EN-US//ADVAUTH.CAB: WARNING; possible 6752 extra bytes at end of file.
    /home/andymac/.ies4linux/downloads/ie6/EN-US//CRLUPD.CAB: WARNING; possible 6752 extra bytes at end of file.
    /home/andymac/.ies4linux/downloads/ie6/EN-US//HHUPD.CAB: WARNING; possible 6720 extra bytes at end of file.
    /home/andymac/.ies4linux/downloads/ie6/EN-US//IEDOM.CAB: WARNING; possible 6752 extra bytes at end of file.
    /home/andymac/.ies4linux/downloads/ie6/EN-US//IE_S1.CAB: WARNING; possible 6752 extra bytes at end of file.
    /home/andymac/.ies4linux/downloads/ie6/EN-US//IE_S2.CAB: WARNING; possible 6752 extra bytes at end of file.
    /home/andymac/.ies4linux/downloads/ie6/EN-US//IE_S3.CAB: WARNING; possible 6752 extra bytes at end of file.
    /home/andymac/.ies4linux/downloads/ie6/EN-US//IE_S4.CAB: WARNING; possible 6752 extra bytes at end of file.
    /home/andymac/.ies4linux/downloads/ie6/EN-US//IE_S5.CAB: WARNING; possible 6752 extra bytes at end of file.
    /home/andymac/.ies4linux/downloads/ie6/EN-US//IE_S6.CAB: WARNING; possible 6752 extra bytes at end of file.
    /home/andymac/.ies4linux/downloads/ie6/EN-US//SCR56EN.CAB: WARNING; possible 6464 extra bytes at end of file.
    /home/andymac/.ies4linux/downloads/ie6/EN-US//SETUPW95.CAB: WARNING; possible 6752 extra bytes at end of file.
    /home/andymac/.ies4linux/downloads/ie6/EN-US//VGX.CAB: WARNING; possible 266581 extra bytes at end of file.
    vgx.dll: checksum error
    An error occured when trying to cabextract some files.

    andymac@andymac-celeron:~/ies4linux-2.0.3$

  6. Hi Andy,

    I would suggest try to reinstall IEs4linux

    First Remove ies4linux, do the following in your home directory or from where you are trying to run ies4linux

    rm .ies4linux

    rm bin/

    After removing ies4linux and now you need to install ies4linux.

    hope this helps

  7. I installed it and works fine, but i have a cuestion : in most pages i get a flickering image. like it’s re chargeing the page. is it normal?

    thanks.

  8. may be it will happen for the first time and next time when you try to laod it should work properly

  9. I ran the script on SUSE Linux 10 with the latest WINE build and MS IE 6 SP1 was installed and running within 5 minutes!!! Amazing! Many thanks to the ie4linux developers!

  10. I really LOVE you.

    Intalled and working without any problem, automagically!

  11. ies4linux works nearly automagically on Fedora Core 3 too. I used yum to install the wine cab extract and the rest was as described. Now I can see what a mess IE makes of properly coded web pages.

  12. Installed on Ubuntu 6.06 without a hitch. I’d love to get AvantBrowser working now. I need access to IE because of a proprietary database that I’m required to use, and the web app only works under IE.

    I can install Avantbrowser, but it won’t lauch the IE engine. Does anyone have any idea how to do it?

    Thanks,

    Dan

  13. Installed it on Ubuntu 6.06, works like a charm.
    All I need still is a way to get IE4linux to play Media Player streams. My local TV stations only broadcast on the web in Windows Media Player format. Can’t get that to work in FireFox so am hoping to get it going through IE4linux.

    Any suggestions are welcome.

    Thanks,

    Guus

  14. I installed this and its working. Thank you

  15. Thanks a lot – I hate having to run back and forth between my girlfriend’s windoze computer and the Debain Linux computer I actually do web design on.

  16. I am new to Linux and use Ubuntu, but I get this error when trying to install the things you wrote. ‘Could not mark all packages…..’
    Apart from this, it is very difficult to install this for a new user of Linux. Linux is not very user-friendly, so I hope I can continue to use it without having to understand evevything about computers :)

  17. But is IEsforLinux accurate? At http://www.plockton.com, I know that the search/go button is on the right of the field in Windows IE6. With IEsforLinux (Edgy Ubuntu) it’s below. If I can’t rrust it to render exactly, what’s the point? (I have MS Core Fonts installed.)

  18. Hi!
    Thanks for making ies4linux. I’ll tell my boss to donate some doe :-) .
    I’ve got a small problem which I was wondering if anyone could help me with. If I try to add favorites IE6 crashes with the following:

    err:pidl:_ILSimpleGetText — no text
    err:ntdll:RtlpWaitForCriticalSection section 0x7bffe8a0 “changenotify.c: SHELL32_ChangenotifyCS” wait timed out in thread 0009, blocked by 0019, retrying (60 sec)
    libGL warning: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x4b
    fixme:imm:ImmDisableIME (-1): stub
    wine: Critical section 7bffe8a0 wait failed at address 0x7efaddf0 (thread 0009), starting debugger…
    WineDbg starting on pid 0x8
    Unhandled exception: wait failed on critical section 0x7bffe8a0
    err:seh:raise_exception Unhandled exception code c0000194 flags 0 addr 0x7efaddf0

    Any idea what’s causing this? I’m running ubuntu 6.10.

  19. Excellent, thanks very much!
    Works brilliantly

  20. Anyone have success/problems under Mandriva 2007?

  21. Tried to set it, face the problem that the program does not find any valid Internet connection! Internet connection works fine in Ubuntu, but not under wine! Installed several Windows programs that do not need Internet and those work fine. But any attempt to get an upgrade or to access Internet via a wine based program tells me that I have no Internet connection. How to enable Wine to allow Internet connection?
    Any advise welcome.

  22. I needed to reinstall Wine fresh and clean. Then I installed ies4linux as separate user and it works extreme well now. Thx

  23. Just used your script to use IE on Ubuntu for some website testing.
    Worked great first time – many thanks!

  24. Installed it, but I am having a small problem. I need IE for one website, which requires IE, and Java to run. When I run IE (using Ubuntu 6.06), and log into the webisite I need to use, it keeps trying to install JRE 1.4.2_12. If I let it, it seems to complete, then just sits there. Am I missing something? If this is a dumb question, I am very new to linux, having converted only about 2 weeks ago.

  25. Installed IE6 on Suse 10.2 within few time.

    Great stuff, works perfectly BUT:

    Font support is messy, font’s to big, font weight not precise…

    There my question:

    Is it the interpretation of the IE which is failing, or the missing windows fonts on Linux?

    All in all… great stuff guys. Thanks for this one!
    Your work was great!

  26. Hi,
    I am having a problem trying to install ubuntu linux on my Windows 98 laptop. First I get a screen that says:
    No Eithernet Card Detected, but a FireWire Interface is present. It’s possible, though unlikely, that with the right FireWire hardware connected to it, this could be your primary Eithernet interface. Do you intend to use FireWire Ethernet? YES/NO

    Then, regardless of if I choose YES or No, I get this error:

    ! Confifure the Network
    No Netword Interfaces Detected
    No netword interfaces were found. The installation system was unable to find a network device.
    You may need to load a specific module for your network interface card if you have one. For this go back to the network hardware detection step. GO BACK/CONTINUE

    If I go back I get the same errors all over again. If I continue the computer tries to start up the partitioner and gets stuck at 52%

    HELP PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank You!

  27. You’ve just saved me a huge amount of time and likely headaches. I run ubuntu, but have to work with Microsoft and most (if not all) their sites require IE. I’ve been looking a virtual machines to get the pre-existing xp partition that came on the machine running as a virtual guest, but was having problems. The only thing I really needed was IE, so this is absolutely perfect. Thanks very much for this!

  28. This error that occurred:
    /usr/bin/wineprefixcreate: line 174: wineserver: command not found
    Your wine does not have wineprefixcreate installed. Maybe you are running an old Wine version. Try to update it to the latest version.

    How resolve?

  29. I would suggest try to reinstall IEs4linux

    First Remove ies4linux, do the following in your home directory or from where you are trying to run ies4linux

    rm .ies4linux

    rm bin/

    After removing ies4linux and now you need to install ies4linux.

    hope this helps

  30. what are you talking about?

  31. Still cannot view pages that requires ActiveX.

  32. /home/bala/.ies4linux/downloads/ie6/EN-US/ADVAUTH.CAB: No such file or
    I try to install IEs4linux , i amgetting following errors. please help me to sort out.
    directory
    /home/bala/.ies4linux/downloads/ie6/EN-US/CRLUPD.CAB: No such file or directory
    /home/bala/.ies4linux/downloads/ie6/EN-US/HHUPD.CAB: No such file or directory
    /home/bala/.ies4linux/downloads/ie6/EN-US/IEDOM.CAB: No such file or directory
    /home/bala/.ies4linux/downloads/ie6/EN-US/IE_EXTRA.CAB: No such file or directory
    /home/bala/.ies4linux/downloads/ie6/EN-US/IE_S*.CAB: No such file or directory
    /home/bala/.ies4linux/downloads/ie6/EN-US/SETUPW95.CAB: No such file or directory
    /home/bala/.ies4linux/downloads/ie6/EN-US/VGX.CAB: No such file or directory
    An error occured when trying to cabextract some files.

  33. wooow, thanks a lot man, now i’m able to navigate some prefered website ONLY from internet explorer, and that directly from my Debian 5. :)

    Thanks! :)

  34. Hello,
    I’ve got some issues to install ies4linux.
    Error is (in french) :
    “An error is arrived during the downloading. Restart IEs4Linux. File corrupted : ie6/FR/FONTCORE.CAB”
    Do you know where is it come from ?
    Thank you

  35. I’ve got Debian Lenny.

  36. What are the other two IE version inside the script?

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