How to Install Google Chrome Browser in Ubuntu 18.4 LTS

Have you ever tried looking for the Google Chrome browser in Ubuntu Software Centre? But, failed in looking for it. Unfortunately, Google Chrome is not available at Ubuntu’s Software Centre. Instead, you would find Chromium that can also be used as an alternate for the Chrome web browser.

However, if you still want to install the Chrome browser in your Ubuntu 18.4 LTS, you can do so by using the Terminal.

Here’s a simple step-by-step instruction for using Google Chrome in Ubuntu 18.4 LTS.

Note: The 32-bit package for Google Chrome is no longer available.
Step 1: Open the Terminal by pressing a Ctrl+Alt+T key.
Step 2: Follow the following command one by one to successfully install the chrome on your Ubuntu system.

wget https://dl.google.com/linux/direct/google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb

sudo dpkg -i google-chrome*.deb

install chrome in ubuntu 18.4 LTS

The final command mentioned below is optional. Use it only if you get some error.

sudo apt-get install -f 

Step 3: Now start the Chrome browser using the below command.

google-chrome

These commands will successfully install the Google Chrome on Ubuntu 18.4 LTS Bionic Beaver.

Here’s another way I found at LinuxBabe. For those of you who get an error while using the above method, you can use the alternate way listed below.

  • On your terminal, enter the command shown below. This will allow you to create a source list file for Google Chrome. 

sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-chrome.list

  • The above command will open the nano editor(an editor that lets you edit text files in the terminal window). The file name is google-chrome.list as you can see at the end of the command. Now, you have to copy/paste the below code inside the file. Then hit Ctrl + X to save the changes and press enter to confirm. 

deb [arch=amd64] http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/ stable main

  • Now, run the following commands one by one. It will download the Google’s signing key for Linux.

wget https://dl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub

  • Now, install the updated version of Google Chrome. Before doing that, you have to update the Ubuntu’s package list. Use these commands.

sudo apt update

sudo apt install google-chrome-stable

  • That’s it. Now, start the Chrome browser using the below command.

google-chrome-stable

I hope this how-to guide helped you in installing Google Chrome browser in Ubuntu 18.4 LTS.

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