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Install Dropbox for Ubuntu

  1. Download the latest .deb file from here, if you are using the CSE-64.ova appliance that is on the file server then it is already downloaded for you in your ~/Downloads folder.
  2. cd into the directory where the .deb file resides, usually ~/Downloads.
  3. Run the following command, replacing 'dropbox.deb' with the name of the .deb file on your system.
sudo dpkg -i ./dropbox.deb

Once installed it will ask you to allow it to download and install a proprietary daemon, allow it and wait. If it does not prompt you run dropbox start -i. Once complete your browser should pop-up asking for your dropbox credentials, login and your Dropbox should be at


If met with an error to the tune of 'unmet dependencies' run the following

sudo apt-get -f install

If Dropbox isn't starting on boot

First start dropbox by running this command

dropbox start -i

Then run this command to enable startup on boot.

dropbox autostart y
commons/dropbox.txt · Last modified: 2019/10/16 16:45 (external edit)