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.

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
3) sudo apt-key add winehq.key
4) echo "deb bullseye main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/wine_chrome_os_made_simple.list
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:

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  1. try sudo get-apt upgrades after update

  2. where's the damn install button

    1. there isnt one, just copy paste those commands into the linux terminal and its done

    2. why is ther blank spots on 5 and 6

    3. dunno

      CRAP i cant flippin understand the damn thing

  3. I keep getting 0130:err:module:process_init L"C:\\windows\\system32\\package.exe" not found

    1. "package" you have to change to name of your package example:gta.exe wine gta.exe get it know

  4. gpg: keyserver receive failed: Server indicated a failure
    I was hitting this error when doing "sudo apt-key adv --keyserver --recv-keys DFA175A75104960E". This is a DNS issue, so I fixed it by replacing with its IP address (
    Also the tutorial is a list of the commands used in the video. So the "wine package.exe" is part of a program install example(FireAlpaca), and not actually required and CAN NOT BE COMPLETED.
    The tutorial ends at step 10.

  5. how the hell do we INSTALL THE DAMN THING


      did it do it to you too?

  6. how the hell do i install the thing its so frustrating to much clicking in to extension

  7. How To Install Wine On Chromebook OS 2022 | Install Windows App On Chromebook OS

    I think, this above title is enough to say, what am I want to say? Installing wine (latest version) is not rocket science, you can do it very easily. I wrote a detailed article (along with two videos) on it from scratch. I know you have some doubts, related to it, i also cover all your doubts there. Simply follow the above links and enjoy.

  8. actually you are supposed to run steps 1-10, then 12, then step 11, weird right?

  9. I obtain this error when I launch winecfg /usr/bin/winecfg: 46: exec: /usr/bin/wine: Exec format error. What is wrong?

  10. I precise I use Linux (ubuntu/opensuse/debian) and i never had this problems on these. I've only problems on chrome os on linux terminal

  11. How come typing in sudo apt update -y gives me this?:

    E: Type 'Generated' is not known on line 1 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list
    N: Ignoring file '' in directory '/etc/apt/sources.list.d/' as it has an invalid filename extension
    N: Ignoring file '' in directory '/etc/apt/sources.list.d/' as it has an invalid filename extension
    E: The list of sources could not be read.

  12. sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386 wget -nc sudo apt-key add winehq.key echo "deb bullseye main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/wine_chrome_os_made_simple.list sudo apt update -y sudo apt install --install-recommends winehq-stable winecfg sudo apt install nemo wine package.exe ln -s /home/username/.wine/drive_c/users/username/Desktop /home/username/wine There Guys Copy All That see if it works

  13. help it gives me this error No JVM could be found on your system. Please define EXE4) JAVA_HOME to point to an installed 32-bit JDK or JRE or download a JRE from

  14. it said
    s: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run 'sudo dpkg --configure -a' to correct the problem.

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