Has anyone installed Knime on a chromebook via linux?

Hello,
Has anyone tried installing Knime for linux on a chromebook? I downloaded the install package, unzipped it but can’t execute it or install it via the command line. I’m a linux newbie but googling hasn’t got me any further. Can anyone help?
Thanks.

Hi there!

I have used KNIME on Linux although not on a chromebook. You do not need to install it. Maybe this video can help you:

Br,
Ivan

I don’t think it will work on a Chromebook unless you explicitly install support for Linux apps (google Chromebook Crostini). An older option is called Crouton. I never tried this myself though; I am using Knime on “regular” Ubuntu and that works fine.

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Thanks, on the chromebook it runs linux apps from the terminal. I extracted the zip file and navigated to the folder, but if I type in knime and press return I get “-bash: knime: command not found”. Either it’s because I’m a linux novice or Knime only runs via a GUI version of linux.

Hi Aswin, thanks, I activated the run linux, but it seems to be only via terminal as far as I can see (the help from google on this is minimal). I extracted the zip file and navigated to the folder, but if I type in knime and press return I get “-bash: knime: command not found”. Either it’s because I’m a linux novice or Knime only runs via a GUI version of linux.

Try typing “./knime” instead of just “knime” in the knime folder.

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An improvement :slight_smile: , I got permission denied

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Quick google says try sudo ./knime But has big red warnings as this is running as an admin, is the command correct and is this a risky thing to do?

In the folder in which you’re typing ./knime could you type the following two commands and paste the output in your next message?
whoami
ls -la

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Also try “java -version”. If you get an error message, java is not installed and Knime cannot run.

whoami
david

ls -la
total 567440
drwxr-xr-x 1 david david 220 Jan 28 22:02 .
drwxr-xr-x 1 root root 10 Jan 20 22:51 …
-rw------- 1 david david 52 Jan 28 22:02 .bash_history
-rw-r–r-- 1 david david 220 May 15 2017 .bash_logout
-rw-r–r-- 1 david david 3526 May 15 2017 .bashrc
drwxr-xr-x 1 david david 28 Jan 20 23:09 .cache
drwxr-xr-x 1 david david 62 Jan 20 23:09 .config
drwx------ 1 david david 22 Jan 20 23:09 .dbus
drwx–x--x 1 david david 240 Jan 20 22:57 knime_3.7.0
-rw-r–r-- 1 david david 581038525 Jan 8 23:22 knime_3.7.0.linux.gtk.x86_64.tar.gz
drwxr-xr-x 1 david david 10 Jan 20 23:09 .local
-rw-r–r-- 1 david david 675 May 15 2017 .profile

There’s no knime to run in this directory; you’ll want to cd knime_3.7.0 from this directory and then do ./knime

If that still doesn’t work, please do an ls -la from inside that directory.

Thanks:
drwx–x--x 1 david david 240 Jan 20 22:57 .
drwxr-xr-x 1 david david 220 Jan 28 22:02 …
-rw-r–r-- 1 david david 114109 Dec 5 13:59 artifacts.xml
drwx–x--x 1 david david 184 Dec 5 13:59 configuration
drwx–x--x 1 david david 0 Dec 5 13:59 dropins
drwx–x--x 1 david david 3578 Dec 5 13:59 features
-rw-r–r-- 1 david david 17034 Dec 5 12:59 icon.xpm
-rw-r–r-- 1 david david 71473 Dec 5 12:59 knime
-rw-r–r-- 1 david david 521 Dec 5 13:59 knime.ini
-rw-r–r-- 1 david david 7690956 Dec 3 21:18 knime-workspace.zip
drwx–x--x 1 david david 0 Dec 5 13:59 licenses
-rw-r–r-- 1 david david 648 Dec 3 21:15 LICENSE.TXT
drwx–x--x 1 david david 178 Dec 5 13:59 p2
drwx–x--x 1 david david 39468 Jan 20 23:22 plugins
-rw-r–r-- 1 david david 1311 Dec 4 13:34 README.txt

From that directory, do chmod 755 knime (which makes the knime file executable) and then try ./knime again.

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Thanks.
That moved me on again! :slight_smile:
I got a pop up saying:
“The knime executable launcher was unable to locate its companion shared library”
and this error message in the terminal:
plugins/org.eclipse.equinox.launcher.gtk.linux.x86_64_1.1.551.v20171108-1834: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
Gtk-Message: GtkDialog mapped without a transient parent. This is discouraged.

Ah yes - i see more abgefickt permissions in your ls… :- /

From that directory, do chmod -R +r . which says “make sure everything in this directory and below is readable by everyone”

Then try again.

Will try later, have to run now, thank you so much for your help! :slight_smile:

Same error unfortunately. I was wondering if it was that the need to create the knime-workspace folder, but I put that in the home area and still no joy. It’s saying it’s looking for a companion shared library. Is this java’s library?

Shared library probably refers to a native linux shared library that the plugin assumes exists - but I’m not clear what it would be. I’m stymied at the moment - will think.

Aside from the popup, is there any output printing in the terminal after you enter ./knime? If so, could you paste its entirety here?