Do NOT purchase a license for this Beta version until successfully installed and you have confirmed that the version runs on your Chromebook (see step 13 below).
The packages on this page are suitable for 64-bit Intel-based Chromebooks (Core and Celeron processors) - MotorLab is not compatible with ARM-based Chromebooks.
Download the Runtime engine package
Download the MotorLab app package
Enable Linux(beta) on Chromebook and use the terminal to install the packages.
1. Enable Linux (beta) on your chromebook. See https://support.google.com/chromebook/answer/9145439?hl=en.
Alternatively, open the Chrome OS Settings, click on Linux (Beta) in the left navigation pane, and then click Turn On..
2. Click Next to set up Linux (Beta) on your Chromebook.
3. Provide a new username and click Install.
4. Once setup is complete you will see a terminal window for entering commands.
5. Return to the file browser and you should see a new entry for "Linux files". Move / Copy your newly downloaded files from Steps 1 and 2 to the Linux files location.
6. Return to the terminal window and type or paste the following command into the terminal (press return after) to create a MotorLab subfolder:
7. Type or paste the following commands into the terminal to move the downloaded files to the MotorLab subfolder:
mv LabVIEW2019RTE_Linux_chromebook.tar.xz MotorLab
mv MotorLab_2023.1.0-1_amd64.deb MotorLab
8. Navigate to the MotorLab folder:
9. Type or paste the following command into the terminal to install required tools to extract the installation files.
sudo apt-get install xz-utils
10. Use the following command to extract the LabView runtime engine .deb files to the current folder:
tar -xvf LabVIEW2019RTE_Linux_chromebook.tar.xz
11. Use the following command to install all of the new .deb files.
sudo dpkg -i *.deb
12. The MotorLab app (lightbulb icon) can now be found in your applications menu under "Linux apps" (or just search for MotorLab).