I am unable to find any advice how to install either Chrome or Chromium 32 bit on Ubuntu 64 bit 12.10. I installed ia32-libs, downloaded Chrome install package google-chrome-stable_current_i386.deb and tried to install with command:
dpkg -i --force-architecture google-chrome-stable_current_i386.deb
...but it failed with errors:
# dpkg -i --force-architecture /home/stepank/Downloads/google-chrome-stable_current_i386.deb Selecting previously unselected package google-chrome-stable. (Reading database ... 253612 files and directories currently installed.) Unpacking google-chrome-stable (from .../google-chrome-stable_current_i386.deb) ... dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of google-chrome-stable: google-chrome-stable depends on libgconf2-4 (>= 2.27.0). google-chrome-stable depends on libnss3-1d (>= 3.12.3). google-chrome-stable depends on xdg-utils (>= 1.0.2). dpkg: error processing google-chrome-stable (--install): dependency problems - leaving unconfigured Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils ... Processing triggers for man-db ... Errors were encountered while processing: google-chrome-stable
Any advice would be helpful.
Edit: I forgot to mention guide I was using: http://superuser.com/questions/346775/errors-on-attempting-to-install-32-bit-chrome-in-64-bit-ubuntu
Edit 2: I lost my reason to install 32 bit version - memory consumption will sadly be the same. See Alvar's answer bellow.