Yes, I am considering that but it is something I have never done. Not sure of the details on how to do it. Thank you for the reply.
Hi, sounds like you just need the older version of wine that worked, just have a forum friend attach the rpms of wine and libwine in an emai, or google up
older mandriva versions. Change synaptic settings to save rpms in the cache, and save the important ones to media, for future good luck.
Hi, I rename .wine to wineold etc if it contains things I want to keep, starting a new wine will build a new .wine folder,
then copy back the good parts. I have read where the extra wine utility programs may be problematic in some cases, so
maybe hold off on installing them
To get a separate /home partition, choose custom partitioning during the install, the gui displays existing partitions, so delete them,
choose about 10 gig for the root partition, lots more if you are into big games/movie-downloads, use double your ram amount for /swap,
and the rest for /home. Usually a beboot will be beeded, then follow the installation.
Manual rpm installation would be a simple command.
rpm -i winexxx.rpm libwinexxx.rpm
If rpm says depencencies exist, you'll have to fetch them, but yours should be installed from the update.