I have a speed-reading program I purchased with uses dotnet2. However, dotnet2 doesn't run on 64 bit wine. How would I install dotnet2?
You can have multiple wine prefix on your machine, each running as a separate wine. So you can make a 32 bits prefix and install dotnet2 in it:
This will create a new wineprefix (.wine32 in your home) and configure it as 32 bits:
WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX=~/.wine32 winecfg
You can use it this way combined with winetricks to configure WINEARCH, create the prefix and install dotnet 2.0 in one command:
env WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX=~/.wine32 winetricks dotnet20
env WINEPREFIX=~/.wine32 winetricks dotnet20
if you already set the WINEARCH and created the WINEPREFIX with the 1st command above.
just to make it more straightforward to use wine in 32bit mode. Create a file in ~/bin/wine32 with the following content
env WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX=~/.wine32 wine $*
Make the file executable to launch wine in 32bit mode using
Hope that helps :-)