Chrome OS Quick Setup

Follow these simple steps to start using Flatpak

Flatpak applications can be installed on Chrome OS with the Crostini Linux compatibility layer. This is not available for all Chrome OS devices, so you should ensure your device is compatible before proceeding. A list of compatible devices is maintained here.

  1. Enable Linux support

    Navigate to chrome://os-settings, and scroll down to Developers and turn on Linux development environment. Chrome OS will take some time downloading and installing Linux.

  2. Enable nested containers

    2.1- Close the Linux environment, if it is already active.

    2.2- Open a Chrome browser, then press Ctrl-Alt-T

    2.3- In the crosh tab that will open, use these commands to enable nested containers:

          $ vmc start termina
          $ lxc config set penguin security.nesting true
          $ exit
          $ vmc stop termina
  3. Start a Linux terminal

    Press the Search/Launcher key, type "Terminal", and launch the Terminal app.

  4. Install Flatpak

    To install Flatpak, run the following in the terminal:

          $ sudo apt install flatpak

    A more up to date flatpak package is available in the Debian backports repository.

  5. Add the Ramatak Inc. repository

          $ flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub
          $ flatpak --user remote-add --if-not-exists ramatak
  6. Restart

    To complete setup, restart Linux. You can do this by right-clicking terminal, and then clicking "Shut down Linux".!

    Afterwards return to the download page, and follow the instructions.!