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I just installed Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, and because I want to use my Chromecast I think I'll need Chrome or Chromium.

The the software-center ("store") doesn't launch.

So I pasted the line sudo apt-get install chromium in the terminal and entered my password.

chromium-bsu:i386 chromium-bsu

I obtained the following text:

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Package chromium is not available, but is referred to by another package.
This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
is only available from another source
However the following packages replace it:
  chromium-bsu:i386 chromium-bsu

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Package chromium is not available, but is referred to by another package.
This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
is only available from another source
However the following packages replace it:
  chromium-bsu:i386 chromium-bsu
E: Package 'chromium' has no installation candidate

So I pasted chromium-bsu:i386 chromium-bsu

but got this answer:

chromium-bsu:i386: command not found

What now?

I also downloaded the installation file of Chrome,

google-chrome-42-0-2311-90-32-bit-multi-ubu.deb

but nothing happens when I double-click it

I was a Windows user, so I don't know what to do.

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  • You seem to have a very old version of a Chrome installation file (version 42). Chrome is currently version 62, you download a newer version from: google.com/chrome/browser/features.html
    – Dan
    Sep 21, 2017 at 11:05

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Chromium web browser (chromium-browser) is an open-source version of Google Chrome. Open the terminal and type:

sudo apt install chromium-browser  

To install the Chrome .deb file that you downloaded change directories using cd to the directory that contains google-chrome-42-0-2311-90-32-bit-multi-ubu.deb and run the following command:

sudo apt install ./google-chrome-42-0-2311-90-32-bit-multi-ubu.deb  

dpkg -i suggested by Cynplytholowazy also installs the same Chrome .deb file, but it doesn't do any automatic dependency resolution as the above command, which uses apt instead of dpkg, does.

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  • You can also install it as a snap: sudo snap install chromium
    – 17xande
    Nov 20, 2018 at 10:20
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Don't paste chromium-bsu:i386 unless you have i386 architecture enabled. chromium-bsu:i386 is the 32-bit version of chromium-bsu package.

Note that chromium-bsu is a game though, you should install chromium-browser instead.

Simply just type:

sudo apt-get install chromium-browser

and you will get Chromium installed. Note that it is 64-bit.

As for the installation of Google Chrome, you can install it using:

sudo dpkg -i ~/Downloads/google-chrome-42-0-2311-90-32-bit-multi-ubu.deb

Assuming you have your installation file in the folder /home/(user)/Downloads.

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    This command is wrong this is for a game called chromium-bsu/xenial 0.9.15.1-1 amd64 fast paced, arcade-style, scrolling space shooter Please delete this answer Sep 21, 2017 at 10:46
  • I got additional information regarding his issue of not doing anything when clicking .deb installation file. Thanks for reminding me that chromium-bsu is a game. I did the same wrong thing before as well. Sep 21, 2017 at 10:48

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