Installing IE6 on to Ubuntu Jaunty 9.04 with ies4linux

I’m pleased to say that my earlier post on Installing IE6 on Ubuntu Gutsy (7.10) needs only a minor modification to work with Jaunty 9.04.

For Jaunty you just need to replace any references to ‘edgy’ with ‘jaunty’ on the ies4linux Ubuntu install page.

The ./ies4linux installer took 15 minutes to complete under VirtualBox (I was running Jaunty Release Candidate for a preview) – slow but…it worked.  Given that IE6 is over 10 years old, this is rather impressive.

Too see wine in action running Internet Explorer 6 on the Jaunty RC, watch this screencast of ie6update that I recorded last night in ProCasts:

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  • TonyD
    The only problem I have is if you notice, ie4linux hasn't been updated since 06. Is this a dead project?
  • Brett Alton
    Actually Feb '08 was the last time it was updated. And the bug in Ubuntu for it to be packaged was dropped because the hopeful maintainer though it was a dead project as well
  • Eddie Carpenter
    Hello from Texas! I have been trying to install ies4linux on my Jaunty platform without much luck. Currently the only reason I want IE is to run the FOX networks player. Each time I load the ies4linux I get about the same result. FIRST THE WARNING: IEs4Linux 2 is developed to be used with recent Wine versions (0.9.x). It seems that you are using an old version. It's recommended that you update your wine to the latest version (Go to: I get the warning regardless of the Wine version (1.0/1.1) The install seams to run OK but the first sign that things are not right is a screwy looking icon left by the install on the desktop. Like the Icon image was blank. [Desk Versi Exec= Icon= Double click on the icon when installed with Wine 1.0 yields: Program Error panel stating "The program rundll32.exe has encountered a serions error and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvience -- This can be caused by a in the program or dependency" Went back deinstalled Wine 1.0 and installed 1.1. Installed with Wine1.1, I still got the Wine version warning and the weird Icon but IE does execute. Unfortunately when I load Firefox and go to and try to load the player I get rejected with a notice that “I don't have flash loaded”. Saw a reference to flash loading during the install. Thought it was included with the ies4linux install. Tried to install flash --- !Bad Juju! I Need a little help here.. If there is no fix, then fine, just let me know I'm not alone in this quagmire. Any Ideas??? Thanks in advance, Eddie
  • Hi Eddie. I do remember the 'wrong version of Wine' error, I ignored it and it was fine. The first time I installed it it all barfed. Second time it got further. Third or fourth time it did it properly - it seems to be progressive so if their servers are timing out, you get more each time. Definitely I had to try several times to get Flash installed. I hope that helps? Ian.
  • I got issues with download across multiple tries. So it doesn't work so far. I will try again over more days. I loathe IE, but one of my new banks works only on IE, not Firefox, not Opera! :( Thanks.
  • mouratos1a
    I just wanted IE to view .mht files obviously this is not possible with IE 6...found it out the hard way...( after installing it) how can i uninstall it now? since it is not anywhere in wine... Thanx