How to install and use Wine 5.0.2 on a Chromebook

Today we are looking at how to install and use Wine 5.0.2 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.

Please take note, that we show how to install Audacity in this video, but you do not have to install it, you can install any Windows Applications which can be installed by Wine, here is a database to see if your application is supported or not

If you have any questions, or if you like to know if the app which you like to install should work, please contact us via a YouTube comment and we would be happy to assist you!

This tutorial is based on our video to install WineHQ.  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 and depending on your Chromebook's hardware it can be a bit laggy.

As seen in the video, please make sure that you have at least 7GB space in your Linux folder for Wine (depending on the size of the application it can be much more).

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/wine.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 wine.exe
12) wine "/home/cosmadesimple/.wine/drive_c/Program Files (x86)/Audacity/audacity.exe"
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  1. ok seriously though, thanks.

  2. Hey I have this error:

    The following packages have unmet dependencies:
    winehq-stable : Depends: wine-stable (= 5.0.2~focal)
    E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

    I couldn't find the solution online

  3. gpg: keyserver receive failed: Server indicated a failure when attempting to contact keyserver

  4. 373@penguin:~$ winecfg
    000f:err:service:process_send_command receiving command result timed out
    000f:fixme:service:scmdatabase_autostart_services Auto-start service L"winebus" failed to start: 1053
    Invalid MIT-MAGIC-COOKIE-1 key002e:err:winediag:nodrv_CreateWindow Application tried to create a window, but no driver could be loaded.
    002e:err:winediag:nodrv_CreateWindow Make sure that your X server is running and that $DISPLAY is set correctly.

  5. 0024:err:module:process_init L"C:\\windows\\system32\\HenryStickmin.exe" not found

  6. this one command is taking 68.4 years to install these pakages


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