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Downloading Wine on Ubuntu(Crouton) || Samsung Chromebook

Let me start off by saying, I am very sorry if this is in the wrong place on the forums. I am VERY new to linux. I have no clue what I am doing, and it may as well be a miracle that I got ubuntu installed on my chromebook in the first place.

That being said, I like linux so far. Seems very lightweight, quick, and enjoyable.

Now, my issue. I have been trying to get Wine onto my chromebook as I would like to get programs like hearthstone, and other games to play. However, I encounter issues when trying to install Wine.

I have tried to add it via sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa

then sudo apt-get update, and finally sudo apt-get install wine1.7 ( i have also tried wine1.6)

The error i get is:

(precise)[email protected]:~$ sudo apt-get install wine1.7

Reading package lists... Done

Building dependency tree

Reading state information... Done

E: Unable to locate package wine1.7

E: Couldn't find any package by regex 'wine1.7'

I have heard that you don't get as many 'quality of life' packages when installing ubuntu through crouton. If this is the case, I need to know what packages to get...

Again, sorry if this is in the wrong place... Any help would be a godsend, and I thank anyone that takes time out of their day. If I have not provided enough information, please tell me.. and I will try and supply more. Thank you, Haland.

Comments

  • arochesterarochester Posts: 283
    Don't specify the version number. Just do
    sudo apt-get install wine
    
  • HalandHaland Posts: 4
    arochester wrote:
    Don't specify the version number. Just do
    sudo apt-get install wine
    


    I have tried that. It comes up with this error:

    (precise)[email protected]:~$ sudo apt-get install wine
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    Package wine is not available, but is referred to by another package.
    This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
    is only available from another source

    E: Package 'wine' has no installation candidate
  • arochesterarochester Posts: 283
    Have you tried, first, doing:
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get upgrade
    sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
    
    then
    sudo apt-get install wine
    
    ?
  • HalandHaland Posts: 4
    arochester wrote:
    Have you tried, first, doing:
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get upgrade
    sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
    
    then
    sudo apt-get install wine
    
    ?


    It said
    (precise)[email protected]:~$ sudo apt-get upgrade
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    Calculating upgrade... Done
    0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
    (precise)[email protected]:~$ sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    Calculating upgrade... Done
    0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.


    on both upgrades, and still no luck with the installing of wine.. Threw the same error as before.
  • arochesterarochester Posts: 283
    Which model of Samsung Chromebook have you got?
    WINE does not and will not work on the ARM Chromebook, as Windows executables are i386/x64, and WINE runs them directly (it is not an emulator). It works fine on x86-based Chromebooks using the version in the repositories.
    - https://github.com/dnschneid/crouton/issues/121
  • HalandHaland Posts: 4
    arochester wrote:
    Which model of Samsung Chromebook have you got?
    WINE does not and will not work on the ARM Chromebook, as Windows executables are i386/x64, and WINE runs them directly (it is not an emulator). It works fine on x86-based Chromebooks using the version in the repositories.
    - https://github.com/dnschneid/crouton/issues/121


    Aww, that must be it. Thanks for the response.
  • giogziro95giogziro95 Posts: 1
    edited April 2017

    You may want to try using QEMU in combination with Wine.

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