Missing or broken 32-bit libhal.so.1 library

As of version 16.0, CrossOver no longer uses this library. This article left in place for reference only.


The HAL library lets Windows applications automatically detect the insertion of media such as CD-ROMs and USB flash drives. Without it the corresponding Windows drive letters must be created manually.

Note: Since approximately 2011 D-Bus has replaced HAL to perform this function. So if your Linux distribution is more recent than that, it is likely that you can ignore this issue. Instead you may want to check the D-Bus page though.


CrossOver no longer uses this library (and cxdiag won't check for it) as of 16.0.

To install this library, run one of the following commands as root, or look for the corresponding package names in your favorite package manager:

  • For 32-bit Windows applications
Debian : apt-get install libhal1:i386
32-bit Fedora : yum install hal-libs
64-bit Fedora : yum install hal-libs.i686 hal-libs.x86_64
Mandriva : urpmi libhal1
32-bit openSUSE : zypper install hal
64-bit openSUSE : zypper install hal-32bit
  • If your Linux distribution does not have the required package it is probably because it has been superseded by D-Bus as mentioned above.
  • The commands usually also apply to newer versions of the distributions above as well as derived distributions. So for instance a fix for Debian 7 may still be valid for the latest Debian Testing and is typically also applicable to Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Deepin and Pop! OS. Similarly a fix for Fedora likely also works on Red Hat Enterprise Linux, CentOS, etc.
Last modified on 2020-10-20 08:58:56 by François Gouget
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