I am running Ubuntu 16.04 off a USB stick. I have tried to install Chrome via the Software Center and it says installing and then goes back to "install" a second later.

I have also tried via Terminal and have failed. I am fairly new to Ubuntu, but not Linux as a whole.

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    Run sudo apt-get install -f.
    – Pilot6
    Jun 7, 2016 at 16:36
  • Do you have a .deb file for Chrome downloaded from google's website ? If so, you can install it with sudo dpkg -i /path/to/deb/file.deb in the terminal.
    – JonasCz
    Jun 7, 2016 at 16:36
  • I tried, says there is no such file or directory. Jun 7, 2016 at 17:58

3 Answers 3


It is better to use terminal. Download googlechrome.deb from there website

Open terminal and cd to the installation directory Then type:

sudo apt-get install gdebi
sudo gdebi google*

Now the browser should be installed and working normally

  • I executed the instructions as you stated above and I see in my opt/google/chrome the program but I cannot execute anything to get the google chrome browser to come up. It does not show up in the dashboard of my Ubuntu 16.04 unity interface. Any suggestions? Thanks.
    – Melinda
    Jul 2, 2016 at 16:42
  • simply do reboot, do give feedback
    – rancho
    Jul 3, 2016 at 6:21
  • It worked for me without need for reboot. Oct 25, 2017 at 15:01

There is a known issue with Software in Ubuntu 16.04, that cant install debs from internet. You may install the old Software Center, that still work fine and can manage downloaded debs: sudo apt-get install software-center. Then open the deb file with Ubuntu Software Center.

  • Even with old software center there are problems related to unmet dependencies. Terminal approach is best according to me.
    – rancho
    Jun 7, 2016 at 21:43
  • I also can't install any updates. Seems like there is some kind of problem, Jun 8, 2016 at 6:48

You can install using the Synaptic Package Manager. Search in the All category for google-chrome-stable. Mark it for install, select to install any additional packages. Then select Apply. If the latest isn't installed, select to update the package. There was a recent update to package earlier today.

  • I think google repository is needed to be added to /etc/apt/sources.list.d in order for that to happen as google chrome is not there in the official repository. Chromium browser is present though.
    – rancho
    Jun 7, 2016 at 21:40

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