Whenever I try install chrome, it throw me an error:

$ sudo apt-get install google-chrome-stable
E: unable to locate package google-chrome-stable

I was running this command before:

echo "deb http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/ stable main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-chrome.list 
wget -q -O - https://dl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub | sudo apt-key add -  
sudo apt-get update  
sudo apt-get install google-chrome-stable

Using the software center just leads to a frozen download bar in the dashboard.

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    Google Chrome can't be installed on x86 anymore. Install Chromium or Opera instead. – Arijit Chatterjee Dec 22 '16 at 6:09
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    You are trying to install Chrome, not Chromium. – Pilot6 Dec 22 '16 at 15:42

Google Chrome is no longer supported on the 32 bit platform. There are some websites that are still hosting the .deb file:

wget https://archive.org/download/google-chrome-stable_48.0.2564.116-1_i386/google-chrome-stable_48.0.2564.116-1_i386.deb
sudo gdebi ./google-chrome-stable_48.0.2564.116-1_i386.deb

Edit: File not found from example I gave before.

Updated with working link


You can easily install Chromium into 32-bit Ubuntu 16.04 by running

sudo apt install chromium-browser

You are trying to install Chrome that does not support 32-bit systems any more.

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