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August 23, 2014

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)haland@localhost:~$ 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.

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