Musescore 3 on a chromebook

• Dec 26, 2018 - 18:04

I have an ASUS Chromebook C223 running ChromeOS 71. I used the linux beta to install MuseScore through the terminal, but the latest version is 2.0.3. Is that the latest version for linux, is there a .deb file I can manually install somewhere, or am I doing this all wrong? I'm looking to get at LEAST 2.3.2, but I noticed musescore 3 came out and I've been wanting to give it a shot.


In reply to by Shoichi

Yes, I have seen that. But when I do rollApp it doesn't allow playback and other things without paying a premium I shouldn't have to pay, especially considering MuseScore is free. So I took the linux route. I went into the terminal and did the following two commands:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install musescore

From there, it installed MuseScore 2.0.3, which is fairly feature-packed, but it's having trouble with .mscz files from MuseScore 2.3.3. So I'm looking for a .deb file for MuseScore 3 or a way to turn an AppImage into a .deb file, because ChromeOS 71 does not support FUSE, which is needed to run AppImages. If that isn't possible, I'm also looking for a 2.3.3 .deb file so that I can open my projects from my last device (I have the files, they just don't open on 2.0.3).

In reply to by jacobcshort78

Hi, Debian maintainer of MuseScore here.

Try using the .deb files from Debian stable-backports:

(You will need all three, and in this order.)

Perhaps just adding stretch-backports to the sources.list will make them available; otherwise, download the .deb files for the correct architecture (run dpkg --print-architecture to figure out which to use) and install them with sudo dpkg -i, followed by a sudo apt-get -f install at the end to add dependencies.

I’d been trying to figure this out, but the Chromebook Anatoly got me an account on did not have APT installed.

This will give you 2.3.2; 3.0 just came out and is still considered not ready to supercede it yet (furthermore, it fails to build, but a snapshot from 13th December works) and has other issues. It’s available in Debian experimental (the soundfont is shared):

To be clear: I don't have any experiences with Chromebook or deb packages ;-). But some thoughts:

I don't think, a deb for 3.0 file is available yet, but I suppose will be available in future.

As mentioned on the download page (, you'll find also deb packages on unstable (sid) site: But as mentioned, not sure if it works with ChromeOS.

On the other hand, I thought, if you install Linux via Crouton it should be also possible to get run the AppImage?

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