How to use and install Wine 6.0 on a Chromebook

Today we are looking at how to install Wine 6.0  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.

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.

If you have any questions, please contact us via a YouTube comment and we would be happy to assist you!

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.

Commands Used:
1) sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386
2) wget -nc
3) sudo apt-key add winehq.key
4) echo "deb buster main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/wine.list
5) echo "deb ./" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/winehq.list
6) sudo apt-key adv --keyserver --recv-keys DFA175A75104960E
7) sudo apt update
8) sudo apt install --install-recommends winehq-stable
9) winecfg
10) sudo apt install nemo
11) wine package.exe
12) ln -s  /home/username/.wine/drive_c/users/username/Desktop /home/username/wine

Official Site:

Release notes:

Commands are based on this:

Windows Application Database (as mentioned/seen in the video):

Example Application used in the video:

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  1. I followed exactly what your tutorial said but it keeps coming up with this error
    The following packages have unmet dependencies:
    winehq-stable : Depends: wine-stable (= 6.0.0~buster-1)
    E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.
    This comes up after I attempt to download wine in step 8

    1. I'm not good at this, but on the last command did you change all the usernames to your linux username, minus the @penguin?

  2. i tried play doki doki litrature club and the traceback keeps pooping up

  3. I cant even download it keeps saying winecfg
    /usr/bin/winecfg: the Wine loader is missing

  4. demorou muito e meu wi-fi ou deu problema ?

  5. whenever I try installing something, it gives me these error's

    0024:err:module:import_dll Library MSVBVM60.DLL (which is needed by L"Z:\\home\\acidshrooms\\smile.exe") not found

    0024:err:module:LdrInitializeThunk Importing dlls for L"Z:\\home\\acidshrooms\\smile.exe" failed, status c0000135

    what do I do to fix this? thanks in advance

    1. you have to install winetricks (google it), and then run winetricks msvbvm60

  6. whenever i try to do the sudo apt install --install-recommends winehq-stable it doesnt work for me how do i fix it :(

  7. What is the recommended method to uninstall?


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