How to install MetaTrader 4 with the IG Broker on a Chromebook

Today we are looking at how to install MetaTrader 4 with the IG Broker 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.

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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 install our system to install the game.

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) 01:09 This command will update the repositories of our Linux container.

sudo apt update

2.3) 01:24 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. 

*Wine is an application layer that allows us to install some Windows applications on a Chromebook.

sudo apt install --install-recommends wine winbind

2.4) 01:57 This command will create some files and folders which wine requires.


2.5) 02:16 Now we will create a shortucut to the C Drive where MetaTrader will be installed it.  After we created the link,  we will go to it in our file manager, so that you will know where to access it.

*The word username, in this command, must be replaced with the username of your linux container, as seen in the video.

ln -s  /home/username/.wine/drive_c /home/username/wine

2.6) 02:57 Now we will download the application.


2.7) 03:12 Now we will install the application.  Please follow the installer as seen in the video.

wine ig4setup.exe

2.8) 03:43 To launch the application, please run this command in your Linux Terminal every time.

wine start .wine/drive_c/users/Public/Desktop/IG\ MetaTrader\ 4\ Terminal.lnk