How to install DBeaver Community on a Chromebook

In this guide, we'll walk you through the process of installing DBeaver Community on your Chromebook. DBeaver is a powerful, open-source universal database tool that supports various database management systems. It's particularly useful for developers, database administrators, and data analysts who need to work with multiple databases.


Before we begin, ensure that your Chromebook supports Linux apps (Crostini). If you're unsure, you can check our list of Chromebooks with Linux Apps support.

Step-by-Step Installation Guide

Follow these steps carefully to install DBeaver Community on your Chromebook:

1. Enable Linux Apps on Your Chromebook

If you haven't already enabled Linux apps on your Chromebook, do the following:

  1. Open your Chromebook's Settings
  2. Navigate to the Advanced section
  3. Click on the Developers section
  4. Turn on the Linux apps option

2. Open the Terminal

Once Linux is enabled, open the Terminal app on your Chromebook.

3. Update Package Lists

First, we'll update the package lists to ensure we're working with the latest information:

sudo apt update

4. Install Flatpak

DBeaver Community is available as a Flatpak package. Let's install Flatpak:

sudo apt install flatpak

5. Add Flathub Repository

Next, we'll add the Flathub repository, which hosts numerous Flatpak applications:

sudo flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub

6. Install DBeaver Community

Now, let's install DBeaver Community:

sudo flatpak install flathub io.dbeaver.DBeaverCommunity

7. Set Correct Permissions

Finally, we need to set the correct permissions for the Flatpak sandbox:

sudo chown root:root /usr/bin/bwrap && sudo chmod u+s /usr/bin/bwrap

Additional Information

DBeaver Community is a versatile tool that supports a wide range of databases, including MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQLite, Oracle, and many more. It provides features like SQL editor, data export/import, ER diagrams, and data analysis tools, making it an excellent choice for database professionals.

If you encounter any issues during the installation process, make sure your Chromebook's software is up to date and that you have a stable internet connection. Some users might need to restart their Chromebook after enabling Linux apps for the first time.

Useful Resources

Video Tutorial

For a visual guide, you can follow along with our video tutorial above. The video provides a step-by-step walkthrough of the installation process, complementing the written instructions in this post.


By following these steps, you should now have DBeaver Community installed on your Chromebook. This powerful tool will enhance your database management capabilities, allowing you to work efficiently with various database systems. Remember to explore DBeaver's extensive documentation to make the most of its features.

If you're interested in more Chromebook-related content, don't forget to check out our Chromebook comparison and Buyers Guide. It's an excellent resource for those looking to purchase a new Chromebook or upgrade their current one.