How do I install Google Chrome browser under Linux operating systems? How do I install google-chrome-beta_current_amd64.deb or google-chrome-beta_current_x86_64.rpm file under Linux?


Google Chrome is another web browser which runs web pages and applications with lightning speed due to its superior JavaScript rendering engine.

Step #1: Download Chrome Browser

Visit this url and download the package for Linux desktop.

Fig.01: Please select your download package format

Fig.01: Please select your download package format

Save .deb or .rpm package at /tmp directory.

Step #2: Install Google Chrome Browser

Open the terminal and type the following command to install the same under Debian or Ubuntu Linux:

cd /tmp
sudo dpkg -i google-chrome-beta_current_amd64.deb

If you are using Suse or Fedora Linux, enter:

rpm -ivh google-chrome-beta_current_x86_64.rpm

How Do I Run Google Chrome Browser?

You can launch Google Chrome browser by visiting the Application > Internet > Google Chrome. Or type the following command at a bash prompt:

google-chrome &
Fig.02: Linux Google Chrome In Action

Fig.02: Linux Google Chrome In Action

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45 comments… add one
  • Techie Archives Aug 23, 2012 @ 17:05

    Nice tutorial !!! thanks !!!!

  • Jingles Aug 25, 2012 @ 10:50

    I have followed all instructions correctly, and it does not work. I type in all the command lines, and it says that there were errors while processing. Please Hhankselp?

  • Varun Apr 2, 2013 @ 6:37


    i m trying to install google chrome on Ubuntu but when i run command “sudo dpkg -i google-chrome-beta_current_amd64.deb” it gives output ” dpkg: error processing google-chrome-beta_current_amd64.deb (–install):
    cannot access archive: No such file or directory
    Errors were encountered while processing:

    any suggestion for this to install google chrome.

    • rocky Apr 17, 2014 @ 10:22

      Dear varun

      First you log in root user
      # su –
      password ********
      #sudo dpkg -i google-chrome-beta_current_amd64.deb*

      if u have any probleam than ask me ……

  • Jordan Tay May 6, 2013 @ 12:53

    I tried this on Fedora and all i got in reply from terminal was “error: open of google-chrome-beta_current_x86_64.rpm failed: No such file or directory”

    and i tried opening it with software installer but all i had was “File is not valid”


    • rocky Apr 17, 2014 @ 10:18

      Dear jordan ,

      write command
      # rm -rf google-chrome-*
      #downlord new google-chrome it’s 45 to 47 MB
      # rpm -ivh gooogle-chrome*

      enter this command
      ….. if u have any probleam than ask me

  • s b pandey May 13, 2013 @ 15:55

    my “cron.daily” file is not downloaded with google chrome folder please tell can i get it from any site??

  • Chaotic Cobalt May 14, 2013 @ 0:04

    I have tried running package to no avail. It saying that the package is broken. I have made multiple attempts and redownloaded it several time after blowing away the broken package with gksudo synaptic. It appears that they are distributing a broken package.

  • s b pandey May 15, 2013 @ 10:52

    do any body knows on which site they are distributing??

  • barry mohney Nov 25, 2013 @ 22:15

    this is all great but i can only find debs no rpm for chrome.where is the rpm for open susue
    please help

    • rocky Apr 17, 2014 @ 11:10

      simple ‘
      # cd google-chrome
      # ls -ld
      drwxr-xr-x root root file,name

  • nileshj Dec 16, 2013 @ 7:54

    when i run command rpm -ivh google-chrome-stable_current_i386.rpm it gives an error as: lsb >= 4.0 is needed by google-chrome-stable-13.0.782.220-99552.i386

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