I have a dual boot computer, 64 bit Windows 7 and 64 bit Ubuntu 13.04. I have Steam installed on my computer on the Windows 7 side, however I also use it from the Ubuntu side via Wine as well. When I was trying to start Portal 2 on the Ubuntu side however, a "completing installation" window came up. After the game's loading got to one percent it returned this error:

The Steam servers are too busy to handle you request for Portal 2. Error code (2)

So I went to the Steam Powered site and looked up the error code and it said the fallowing:

Many of these issues were tied to FAT32 drives which has been corrected in a Steam update. Some users have also reported moving the Steam installation to the default C:\ Drive will correct this issue. If the issue persists, please contact Steam Support.

So I updated Steam and it still gives me this error. I would contact Steam support but it's natively for windows and mac only and I'm using Ubuntu so they cant help me. Any suggestions?

EDIT: To clarify, I can NOT just install the Linux version of Steam, as the game I want to play is not compatible with Linux. Thus, it won't let me download it or install it.

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    Why do you use Wine as Steam is available for Ubuntu? Just search for it in the Software Centre. – papukaija Jul 8 '13 at 10:42
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    because the game I want to play is not available for Linux thus it wont let me install it – Elias Turner Jul 9 '13 at 6:26
  • Sorry, I forgot that only Portal 1 is currently available for Linux. – papukaija Jul 9 '13 at 10:11

As of the 25th of February, 2014, Portal 2 Beta has been released for Linux. This means wine is no longer required to play Portal 2. It can now be directly installed from the Linux version of Steam.


Since you have Ubuntu 13.04 installed and Portal 2 is a available for Linux, all you need to do is to download Steam for Ubuntu from https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Valve.

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