RPi-QEMU-x86-wine SD-card image
This Raspberry Pi image enables you to run x86 Linux and Windows applications on a Raspberry Pi (all models inc pi3). The build is based on the information found in the following thread: https://forum.winehq.org/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=17701&start=25#p84325
(Originally based on AlbrechtL's Wheezy image - updated to work with Pi Zero, and Pi3 )
Latest Stretch version:
You will need an 8 GB SD-card
Unpack the image
Copy the image to a SD-card
# sudo dd bs=4M if=20150924_RPi-QEMU-x86-wine.img /dev/mmcblk
Put the SD-card into your Raspberry Pi
Two user are available
To run x86 Linux and Windows programs just run the "start_x86env_wine-user" script as the "pi" user in a terminal.
# sudo /home/pi/start_x86env_wine-user
Now you are in a Debian wheezy i386 enviroment and you can try to load any x86 program. Inside the chroot enviroment you are logged in as the user "wine-user".
To run Windows programs just run "wine". Notepad example:
# wine ~/.wine/drive_c/windows/notepad.exe
If you would like to use programs that need super user access like "apt-get" run the script "/home/pi/start_x86env_root" instead of "start_x86env_wine-user":
# sudo /home/pi/start_x86env_root
- Based on 2017-11-29-raspbian-stretch.img
- Kernel 4.1.8 with 3G/1G user/kernel memory split: https://forum.winehq.org/viewtopic.php?t=1905
- QEMU 1.4.0 with NPTL patch: https://github.com/AlbrechtL/qemu
- Wine 1.5.26: http://www.playonlinux.com/wine/binaries/linux-x86/PlayOnLinux-wine-1.5.26-linux-x86.pol
- Installed Debian Wheezy i386 repository in a chroot enviroment "/home/pi/chroot-wheezy-i386".
- Binfmt: To wrap the call to QEMU
Don't expect a super fast PC! The x86 emulation is done by QEMU in software. Some people said it is as fast as a 300 MHz Pentium PC. But benchmarks a welcome!
Please read the following threads: