Can someone please tell me how to use Ubuntu 12.10 to install Wine onto a separate USB memory stick? I've looked for hours on the Internet with no luck so far, so help would really be appreciated.
Create a bootable USB with persistence mode (same kind of settings in other usb creator is also available).
Boot using it, install wine and other applications.
There are two possibilities that might be useful for your purposes, although because of the Filesystem Hierarchy Standard, we don't usually run 'portable' programs from flash drives, as one often does on Windows.
(Firstly, you should format your drive with a filesystem that fully supports permissions like ext4)
1) The first involves compiling wine, as you won't be able to install a deb to a non-standard location using the normal package manager.
As the wineFAQ mentions, you could compile wine yourself with a suitable prefix so that it is installed in a non-standard location. However, you would then have to make sure that all the right libraries, etc were linked and could be found by the program. You would have to run
2) The second involves installing
However, there is then a way you could get close to what you want and have an independent wine folder from your system default
You could format your flash drive with a filesystem that fully supports permissions like ext4, and then you can create a
This would be a way of running programs from the suitably formatted flash drive, and using a