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How do I create a 32-bit Wine prefix on Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit?

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To create a 32-bit WINE prefix on a 64-bit Ubuntu system, you need to open a terminal and run the following command:

WINEPREFIX='/home/username/prefix32' WINEARCH='win32' wine 'wineboot'
  • Where WINEPREFIX is the directory for the prefix
  • This directory must not already exist or you will get an error! Please do not manually create it in Nautilus or with mkdir./
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thx! I have been fighting with this for a week :(, the message could be more specific.. –  Aquarius Power Apr 30 '13 at 19:23
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This Is how I did it not for me the above answer did not work

so first I deleted the wine folder with this command

rm -r ~/.wine

if it will tell you that directory is not empty just write sudo in front

and then created 32 bit prefix with this command

WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX=~/.wine winecfg

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