|Trying to run iTunes with Wine, i faced various problems. Here is a working solution how to install iTunes on Debian-based systems (in my case Linux Mint 18.1) - with support for the iTunes Store. Warning: Syncing i-devices is still not possible.|
|When installing it with the playonlinux-"iTunes 12"-script, log in into the Store was not possible in my case. Wine showed the follwing error when trying to log in: SecurityContext failed with error 0x80090304|
|1. Install current Wine version (2.0.1) directly from the winehq repository|
|wget -nc https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/Release.key|
|sudo apt-key add Release.key|
|sudo apt-add-repository 'deb https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/ubuntu/ xenial main'|
|sudo apt-get update|
|sudo apt-get install --install-recommends winehq-stable|
|2. Create a new 32 bit wineprefix (if you are doing this on a 64 bit system) and set windows version|
|WINEPREFIX=/home/user/.wine32 WINEARCH=win32 wine wineboot|
|WINEPREFIX=/home/user/.wine32 WINEARCH=win32 wine winecfg|
|Set Windows Version to Windows 7 or newer|
|3. Download the newest winetricks|
|sudo apt-get remove winetricks|
|chmod +x winetricks|
|sudo mv -v winetricks /usr/local/bin|
|4. Install gdiplus library using winetricks|
|Standard wineprefix > install Windows DLL > gdiplus > OK|
|5. Download iTunes Version 12.1.3 - 32 bit and install it (version is important!)|
|WINEPREFIX=/home/user/.wine32 wine iTunesSetup.exe|
|Follow the setup, anwer the AutoRun Question with NO.|
|6. Start it. It may crashes the first time, just start it again. Now you should be able to use iTunes and log in to the iTunes Store and download and play your purchased music and videos!|
|Start from command line:|
|cd /home/user/.wine32/drive_c/Program\ Files/iTunes/|
|WINEPREFIX="/home/user/.wine32" wine iTunes.exe|
Thanks for the gist, I had a little trouble with this, but I managed to make it work from the info you gave.
$ cp -p windows6.1-KB976932-X86.exe ~/.cache/winetricks/win7sp1/windows6.1-KB976932-X86.exe
Once I did the cp -p of the downloaded file, I ran winetricks again and it found the downloaded file and did it's magic.
I also downloaded the latest 32 bit iTunesSetup.exe -- Help -> About iTunes won't show the version, but it was 18.104.22.168 (downloaded 32 bit iTunes as at 20180129).
2FA wouldn't work, so I disabled that and then I could login to iTunes okay.
I'm attempting to install a freshly-downloaded Windoze 64-bit iTunes on
Apparently this only works with 32-bit iTunes.
But: iPod, iPhone, iPad are definitely working if you install Windows+iTunes in a VM (VirtualBox) as described here.
Nevertheless (if you only want to reset your iPad) you should be able to do that through the system settings on the iPad itself.
There were also some attempts for USB passthrough in wine, but I haven't tested it yet. I’ll paste the link here so someone might try it out.