How to install and use Wine 5.0.2 on a Chromebook


Today we are looking at how to install and use Wine 5.0.2 on a Chromebook.  Please follow the video/audio guide as a tutorial where we explain the process step by step and use the commands below.

Please take note, that we show how to install Audacity in this video, but you do not have to install it, you can install any Windows Applications which can be installed by Wine, here is a database to see if your application is supported or not

If you have any questions, or if you like to know if the app which you like to install should work, please contact us via a YouTube comment and we would be happy to assist you!

This tutorial is based on our video to install WineHQ.  This tutorial will only work on Chromebooks with an Intel or AMD CPU (with Linux Apps Support) and not those with an ARM64 architecture CPU and depending on your Chromebook's hardware it can be a bit laggy.

As seen in the video, please make sure that you have at least 7GB space in your Linux folder for Wine (depending on the size of the application it can be much more).

Please take note that with the release of Chrome OS 90,  the location of Linux Apps has been changed in the Chromebook’s settings.  Have a look at this tutorial, to see how to turn on Linux apps and then continue with the installation tutorial.

Update: with the release of Chrome OS 96, the Linux container on a Chromebook has been upgraded to a newer version.  Because of this, we updated the commands to keep the tutorial relevant.  If you have any questions, please let us know on Youtube.

Commands Used:
1) sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386
2) wget -nc https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/winehq.key
3) sudo apt-key add winehq.key
4) echo "deb https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/debian/ bullseye main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/wine_chrome_os_made_simple.list
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7) sudo apt update
8) sudo apt install --install-recommends winehq-stable
9) winecfg
10) sudo apt install nemo
11) wine wine.exe
12) wine "/home/cosmadesimple/.wine/drive_c/Program Files (x86)/Audacity/audacity.exe"
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