How to Install Google Chrome on Linux [Beginner’s Guide]

Google Chrome is the most popular web browser on the market, but it’s not as easy to install on Linux system as any other software. I mean, it’s a little tricky, but can be installed.

Most Linux distro’s comes preinstalled with Firefox web browser, but not with Google Chrome as this is not an open-source. Moreover, it’s not included in any of the Linux distro official repositories due to closed source.

The web browser is an important piece of software on the computer that enables you to browse anything from the web.

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1) Install Google Chrome Browser on Red Hat, CentOS, and Fedora

Method-1: Using rpm file

I would suggest newbies to go with method-1, because this is the easiest way to install chrome web browser on Red Hat based systems. However, Google Chrome does not have the option to upgrade automatically in this method, so it will be in the same version.

sudo yum localinstall google-chrome-stable_current_x86_64.rpm
sudo dnf localinstall google-chrome-stable_current_x86_64.rpm

Method-2: Using yum repository

This is another way to install Chrome on a Red Hat system, which allows you to upgrade Chrome whenever a new update releases.

Create a file called google-chrome.repo under /etc/yum.repos.d/ and add below Google Chrome repository contents into the file.

vi /etc/yum.repos.d/google-chrome.repo


Now, you can install Google Chrome using yum command.

yum install google-chrome-stable -y
dnf install google-chrome-stable -y

2) How to Install Google Chrome Web Browser on Ubuntu/Debian

Method-1: Using dep package

You can install the latest Google Chrome on Ubuntu by downloading the ‘.deb’ package.

sudo apt install ./google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb

Method-2: Using apt repository

Follow the below procedures to install Chrome on Ubuntu/Debian system.

First download the Google GPG key to verify product updates with the public signing key.

wget -q -O - | sudo apt-key add -

Add Google repository and install Chrome web browser.

sudo sh -c 'echo "deb stable main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google.list'
sudo apt update
sudo apt install google-chrome-stable

You might see the following error when you run apt update command. like “N: Skipping acquire of configured file ‘main/binary-i386/Packages’ as repository ‘ stable InRelease’ doesn’t support architecture ‘i386′”

Just open the file /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-chrome.list and modify like below.

sudo vi /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-chrome.list
deb [arch=amd64] stable main

3) Install Chrome on openSUSE

Add following google repository to install chrome on openSUSE system.

$ sudo zypper ar Google-Chrome
$ wget
$ sudo rpm --import
$ sudo zypper ref
$ sudo zypper in google-chrome-stable

4) Install Chrome on Arch Linux

Install packer or yaourt in order to install google chrome on Arch Linux system.

yaourt -S google-chrome
packer -S google-chrome

5) How to upgrade Google Chrome to latest version

It will be automatically updated to the available latest version as part of the operating system upgrade activity.

Install Chrome Linux

Wrapping Up

In this tutorial, we’ve shown you how to install Google Chrome on Linux systems such as Red Hat, CentOS, Fedora, Ubuntu, Debian, openSUSE and ArchLinux with multiple methods.

If you have any questions or feedback, feel free to comment below.

About Prakash Subramanian

Prakash Subramanian is a Linux lover and has 3.5+ years of experience in linux server administration with major Linux distribution such as (RHEL, CentOS, Ubuntu). He is currently working as a Senior L2 Linux Server administrator.

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17 Comments on “How to Install Google Chrome on Linux [Beginner’s Guide]”

  1. Hi,

    It looks like Chrome is no longer available on 32 bit and the procedure mentioned above also does not works Can u please guide?

  2. Hello,

    I tried a lot to install Google chrome in Linux Mint but I am nt able to install it. I have followed all the steps. When i run comman number 4 for install Google chrome I got this error:

    $ sudo apt-get install google-chrome-stable
    Reading package lists… Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information… Done
    You might want to run ‘apt-get -f install’ to correct these:
    The following packages have unmet dependencies:
    google-chrome-stable : Depends: libcurl3 but it is not going to be installed
    E: Unmet dependencies. Try ‘apt-get -f install’ with no packages (or specify a solution).

    Please help me.

  3. Hey guys,

    looks like for kernel 3.10.e17 , you need to update the yum repository before you try to install.
    Good work. You can include that the update statement as well.

  4. Mansur, yes you’re absolutely correct. The GPGKEY attribute must begin on a newline. 2daygeek, thanks for the article, i knew the procedure but I didn’t have the proper attribute values required to set up the repository. Keep up the good work.

  5. Yes very useful 🙂
    In Linux OS very thing must be searched in Internet
    because neither always Synaptic is utility. 🙂
    All help with Linux is valuable.
    thanks so much ! Job here in advance !!
    ps: Open this page already no G.Chrome just installed (:^P

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