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 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/ buster main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/wine.list
5) echo "deb https://download.opensuse.org/repositories/Emulators:/Wine:/Debian/Debian_10 ./" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/winehq.list
6) sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys DFA175A75104960E
7) sudo apt update -y
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:

All Currently Supported Chromebooks with Linux Apps (Crostini) support


Have a look at our Chromebook comparison and Buyers Guide!

Join our mailing list to be notified about all major Chromebook Sales.

Comments

Post a Comment