How to install Link to the Dino on a Chromebook

In this guide, we'll walk you through the process of installing "Link to the Dino" on your Chromebook. This charming game combines elements from classic titles, offering a unique gaming experience on your Chromebook. Follow along with our step-by-step instructions to get started.


Before we begin, it's important to note that this tutorial is specifically designed for Chromebooks with either an Intel or AMD CPU that support Linux Apps. Unfortunately, this method won't work on Chromebooks with an ARM64 architecture CPU.

Video Tutorial

For a visual guide, we've included a video tutorial above. Feel free to follow along with the video as you go through the written instructions below.

Installation Steps

Here are the commands you'll need to run in your Chromebook's Linux terminal to install and launch "Link to the Dino":

  1. unzip
  2. chmod 755 LinkDinoLinux/Dino.x86_64
  3. ./LinkDinoLinux/Dino.x86_64 --disable-framerate-limit
  4. sudo apt update
  5. sudo apt install kmenuedit
  6. kmenuedit

Let's break down what these commands do:

  • The first command unzips the downloaded game files.
  • The second command makes the game executable.
  • The third command launches the game with frame rate limits disabled for smoother gameplay.
  • The fourth and fifth commands update your package list and install kmenuedit, which allows you to add the game to your app menu for easier access.
  • The final command opens kmenuedit, where you can create a menu entry for the game.

Downloading the Game

You can download "Link to the Dino" from its official page:

Additional Resources

For more detailed instructions and helpful tips, we've prepared a Google Doc that you can reference throughout the installation process:

Google Doc used in the tutorial

Troubleshooting Tips

If you encounter any issues during the installation process, here are a few things to try:

  • Make sure your Chromebook's Linux environment is up to date by running sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade before starting the installation.
  • If the game doesn't launch, check that you've correctly navigated to the game's directory before running the execute command.
  • Ensure that your Chromebook meets the minimum system requirements for running Linux apps and games.


Installing "Link to the Dino" on your Chromebook opens up a world of retro-inspired gaming right on your device. This process not only lets you enjoy a fun game but also serves as a great introduction to using Linux commands on your Chromebook.

For more information about Chromebooks and their capabilities, check out our Chromebook comparison and Buyers Guide. You might also be interested in our list of all currently supported Chromebooks with Linux Apps (Crostini) support.

If you have any questions or run into any issues during the installation process, please don't hesitate to reach out to us via a YouTube comment. We're here to help!