How to Install Google Chrome on Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver

r00t May 19, 2018

Install Google Chrome on Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver

In this tutorial we will show you how to install Google Chrome on Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver. We will also install and configure its prerequisites. Google Chrome is a freeware web browser developed by Google Inc. Google Chrome is a browser that combines a minimal design with sophisticated technology to make the web faster, safer, and easier. Google Chrome also has the option to install extensions and web application to increase the feature and functionality of the browser; you can also install themes for a visual change.

I recommend to use a minimal Ubuntu server setup as a basis for the tutorial, that can be a virtual or a root server image with an Ubuntu 18.04 LTS minimal install from a web hosting company or you use our minimal server tutorial to install a server from scratch.

Install Google Chrome on Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver

Step 1. First, ensure your system and apt package lists are fully up-to-date by running the following:

apt-get update -y
apt-get upgrade -y

Step 2. Installing Google Chrome on Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver.

First, install the gdebi package using the following linux command:

sudo apt install gdebi-core

Next, download the Google Chrome package:

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

Then, install the Google Chrome package on Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver using the gdebi:

sudo gdebi google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb

Step 3. Launch Google Chrome.

Use the following command to start Google Chrome from the non-root account:

google-chrome

Congratulation’s! You have successfully install and configured Google Chrome on your Ubuntu 18.04 LTS server. Thanks for using this tutorial installing Google Chrome web browser on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) system.

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