Kali Linux is the favorite operating system of pen testers and hackers while Google Chrome which is based on an open-source browser called Chromium, Chrome is the most popular browser made by Google. When we install kali Linux it comes with a default browser called Iceweasel which is based on firefox.
How to install google chrome on kali Linux?
The installation of chrome on kali Linux is different from windows. In Windows, all you have to do is just download the setup with .exe extension and run it, but .exe file doesn’t exist in Linux world. You have to use the Terminal to install google chrome on kali Linux.
let’s get started:
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Go to Chrome Download page if your using kali Linux 64 bit download 64 bit .deb(For Debian/Ubuntu) else choose 32 bit .deb(For Debian/Ubuntu).
How to install google chrome in Kali Linux using terminal.
After downloading, open the kali Linux Terminal and type cd Downloads. Then type dir on the terminal and press enter to see the google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb file in the download folder.
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Type dpkg -i google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb in the terminal and press enter to install google chrome on kali Linux. If you have a 32 bit system and downloaded the 32 bit version of Chrome then type: dpkg -i google-chrome-stable_current_amd32.deb.
Now Google Chrome has been installed on your kali Linux, but it will not start when you try to open it, because of some dependency issue. You can run Chrome by using the sandbox, open the terminal and type or copy and paste: /usr/bin/google-chrome-stable %U –no-sandbox –user-data-dir & press enter to launch Google Chrome.
How to Run Google Chrome directly without using sandbox in kali Linux?
let’s fix the dependency issue:
To run Google Chrome without having any errors we have to add some repositories in Source.list file. Open the kali Linux terminal and type or copy and paste: leafpad /etc/apt/sources.list press enter to open source.list in leafpad.
Copy the following codes and paste them at the end of the source.list.
deb http://http.kali.org/kali kali main non-free contrib
deb http://security.kali.org/kali-security kali/updates main contrib non-free ## Source repositories
deb-src http://http.kali.org/kali kali main non-free contrib
deb-src http://security.kali.org/kali-security kali/updates main contrib non-free
Your Source.list file should look like this Save and close it:
Type apt-get update in the terminal and press enter to update the repositories. After updating the repositories type apt-get install -f press enter to fix all the dependency issues.
Try to run Google Chrome if it launches successfully without any errors, you have finished the configuration.
If you are still getting issues like you cannot run google-chrome as standard user e.t.c then you have to run Google Chrome as root issue by following these steps.
Open the kali Linux terminal and type or copy and paste: leafpad /opt/google/chrome/google-chrome press enter to open google-chrome, scroll down to the bottom until you find this: exec – a “$0” “$HERE/Chrome” “$@” type –user-data-dir after it, like this: exec – a “$0” “$HERE/Chrome” “$@” –user-data-dir save and close the file. Launch Google Chrome.
If you are still unable to run Google Chrome, do let me know in the comment I will help you to solve the problem.
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