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
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/winehq.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 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. I followed exactly what your tutorial said but it keeps coming up with this error
    The following packages have unmet dependencies:
    winehq-stable : Depends: wine-stable (= 6.0.0~buster-1)
    E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.
    This comes up after I attempt to download wine in step 8

    1. I'm not good at this, but on the last command did you change all the usernames to your linux username, minus the @penguin?

    2. yeah i have the same problem

  2. i tried play doki doki litrature club and the traceback keeps pooping up

    1. There is a way to play DDLC on chromebook WITHOUT wine. There is a helpful tutorial here, works great on my chromebook. :D

  3. I cant even download it keeps saying winecfg
    /usr/bin/winecfg: the Wine loader is missing

  4. demorou muito e meu wi-fi ou deu problema ?

  5. whenever I try installing something, it gives me these error's

    0024:err:module:import_dll Library MSVBVM60.DLL (which is needed by L"Z:\\home\\acidshrooms\\smile.exe") not found

    0024:err:module:LdrInitializeThunk Importing dlls for L"Z:\\home\\acidshrooms\\smile.exe" failed, status c0000135

    what do I do to fix this? thanks in advance

    1. you have to install winetricks (google it), and then run winetricks msvbvm60

  6. whenever i try to do the sudo apt install --install-recommends winehq-stable it doesnt work for me how do i fix it :(

  7. What is the recommended method to uninstall?

  8. I get to winecfg and then get this:
    0104:err:winediag:nodrv_CreateWindow Application tried to create a window, but no driver could be loaded.
    0104:err:winediag:nodrv_CreateWindow The explorer process failed to start.
    0104:err:ole:apartment_createwindowifneeded CreateWindow failed with error 0
    0104:err:ole:apartment_createwindowifneeded CreateWindow failed with error 0
    0104:err:ole:apartment_createwindowifneeded CreateWindow failed with error 0
    010c:err:winediag:nodrv_CreateWindow Application tried to create a window, but no driver could be loaded.
    010c:err:winediag:nodrv_CreateWindow The explorer process failed to start.

  9. Regardless of how low I set the resolution on my Asus Spin 713, Windows apps running through Wine are extremely tiny and very difficult to see. I can't seem to find any way to change the screen resolution through Wine 6. Any thoughts?

    1. Nevermind. Increased the "screen resolution" setting to 192 dpi under the display tab in "winecfg" and that did the trick.

  10. when i do winecfg, it says error all the time. please help mee

  11. I got all the way to step #7 and it says that....
    "The list of sources could not be read"......what do I do can someone help me please....

  12. it works all the way to here for me wine package.exe

    then I get this error

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

    So where does package come from ?

  13. oops, never mind, I watched the video again......

    Wine installed fine but won't work with the software I want to install. Shame. But that's wine!

  14. it works for me up until trying to fine it in the linux files. its not in either of the program files. what do??


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