How to install FL Studio 21 on a Chromebook with Wine

Today we are looking at how to install FL Studio 21 on a Chromebook with Wine, an application launcher that allows us to install some Windows applications on a Chromebook.

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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.

Please use the video as a visual guide, and the commands and links below to install it on your Chromebook.

Please take note that you can also install the Play Store version of FL Studio with a once off price.

1) 00:05 (time stamp in the video)
We start the process by enabling the Linux Container on our Chromebook.  You can al
ways remove it again in the future as well if needed.

To enable it, we go to the settings of our Chromebook, inside of it, we click on the "Advance" option in the left panel, and then the "Developers" section. Then enable Linux from there as seen in the video.

2) 00:38
Now we continue to the next phase in the tutorial and that is to run several commands in our Linux terminal, which will FL Studio.  Firstly, we will install Wine, an application launcher which allows us to install some Windows applications on Linux.  After that we will download and install FL Studio 21.

Some general facts about the terminal.  To paste a command into the Linux terminal, press "Ctrl Shift v" together.  After you paste a command into the Linux terminal, please press "enter" to run it.  At some commands you will see a question to press Y or n to continue.  If you see it press "enter" to continue.

2.1)  This command will add 32 bit architecture to our Linux Apps.

sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386

2.2) 01:08 This command will download and add a Wine security key to our system.

wget -nc && sudo apt-key add winehq.key

2.3) 01:20 This command will add a Wine repository to our system.

echo "deb bullseye main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/wine_chrome_os_made_simple.list

2.4) 01:29 This command will update the repositories of our Linux container.

sudo apt update

2.5) 01:44 This command will install Wine and an application which improves the performance of Wine in Linux.  The Y and n question will appear in this command, please press "enter" then. 

sudo apt install --install-recommends winehq-stable winbind

2.6) 02:18 This command will create some files and folders which wine requires.  During the process you will be asked to install one package.  Please install it as seen in the video.  Wine and Fl Studio requires it.


2.7) 02:57 Wine is now fully installed.  Now we will continue to the next step of the tutorial and that is to install FL Studio 21.  We will start of by downloading FL Studio.


2.8) 03:26 Now we will install FL Stduio.  The installer will be the same as in Windows.

wine flstudio_win64_21.0.0.3329.exe

3) 05:42 Now we will enable audio input for Linux Applications on a Chromebook.  So that you can use audio input in FL Studio.  Please follow the video as a guide.

06:10 To launch FL Studio, please run this command in your Linux Terminal every time,  the application launchers will NOT work.

wine start .wine/drive_c/Program\ Files/Image-Line/FL\ Studio\ 21/FL64.exe 

* The FL Studio folder is in your Linux Files "folder" in your file manager "called Files".
* Only Microphones will most probably work with this version of FL Studio, if oyu have a "mix box" the play store version of FL Studio, might be a better options if it works at all.
* This is the trial version of FL Studio, but you can add your FL Studio prenium account, if you have one.


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