How to install Java 8 and Minecraft on a Chromebook


Today we are looking at how to install Java 8, and then install and run Minecraft with it, 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.

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Please take note that with the release of Chrome OS 89,  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.

Commands Used:
1) sudo cp /etc/apt/sources.list sources.list
2) sudo echo deb https://deb.debian.org/debian stretch main  | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list
3) sudo apt update
4) sudo apt install openjdk-8-jdk
5) sudo mv sources.list /etc/apt/sources.list
6) sudo apt update
7) wget https://launcher.mojang.com/download/Minecraft.tar.gz
8) tar -xf Minecraft.tar.gz
9) cd minecraft-launcher
10) ./minecraft-launcher
11) sudo apt install menulibre
12) menulibre


About Java:

About Minecraft:

Disclaimer:
After installing Java 8, some applications (and maybe others also) which need 32bit packages might have some errors during the installation.  So if you want to install Wine, to install some Windows applications on a Chromebook, we would suggest that you install Wine first and then this method.

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