Installing CrossOver
Known Issues

Installing CrossOver

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

Known issues with Debian-based distros.

Unable to install Microsoft Office 2007 or 2010

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 exec flag:

mount -o exec /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom

Previous Install from the Ubuntu Software Center

Error Message:
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.

for 32bit:

sudo apt-get remove crossover-trial-bin

for 64bit:
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

Last modified on 2022-06-28 20:53:21 by CJ Silver
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