Download the latest version of the Debian-based installer by opening a terminal:
Teach the system about 32bit packages:
sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386
Bring the system up to date:
sudo apt-get update
We recommend using gdebi to install CrossOver on Debian-based systems:
sudo gdebi crossover.deb
Known issues with Debian-based distros.
Microsoft Office 2007 or 2010 fail to validate the registration number. This occurs because media is mounted with the noexec flag by default for users as a security precaution. To temporarily address the issue, unmount the media and then mount the media with the
mount -o exec /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom
This CrossOver Linux Debian package cannot be installed on top of a Loki or MojoSetup package.
If you previously installed CrossOver through Ubuntu Software Center, you must remove the place-holder left behind.
sudo apt-get remove crossover-trial-bin
sudo apt-get remove crossover-trial-bin:i386
And, if the terminal gave this or similar output from the above command:
dpkg: warning: while removing crossover-trial-bin:i386, directory '/opt/cxoffice/lib/python' not empty so not removed. dpkg: warning: while removing crossover-trial-bin:i386, directory '/opt/cxoffice/etc' not empty so not removed.
Remove the additional pieces manually:
Please be careful with the
sudo rm -rf command!
cd /opt/ sudo rm -rf cxoffice/
Now that you are in a clean state, download the latest version of CrossOver and continue with the installation instructions.
With Mint 20 you should be able to install Crossover using gdebi by double-clicking the
.deb file. If that doesn't work, try installing it from the command line.
sudo apt install crossover_20.0.0-1.deb