just when i was about to give up i stubmled on this tutorial https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Oj__GVjMJ8
followed through and it worked for me. although during install i got error about wine1.7 & ppa repository being deprecated. and in terminal suggestion were made about the new repo and and also wine 1.8 which i gladly complied and installed. this is after 3 days of serious google search. now, i'm gonna enjoy my backbox.