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I tried installing Google-Chrome-Stable on Ubuntu 16.04 from the graphical interface following instructions on https://www.linuxbabe.com/ubuntu/install-google-chrome-ubuntu-16-04-lts ... but it hung (waiting to install). Next I tried using terminal commands as per instructions but also failed. So I tried purging/removing all Google-Chrome-Stable files and got this:
(my-user-name)@(DELL)Inspiron-3451:~$ sudo apt-get purge google-chrome-stable E: Type 'wget' is not known on line 44 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list E: The list of sources could not be read.
Also a "no entry" icon appears on my laptop tool bar. How do I purge all the Google-Chrome-Stable files in this situation?
I considered reinstalling Ubuntu 16.04 but cannot boot from flash drive (no CD on laptop) because I had fiddled with BIOS settings to boot from flash drive to upgrade from Ubuntu 14.04. F2 and F12 for boot options no longer appear now when I start computer; it apparently boots direct from Ubuntu. I had finally managed to upgrade to 16.04 using 'About This Computer' interface after missing dependencies were installed.
I have limited skills using terminal commands and usually only follow instructions as I find them in Ubuntu websites. Please help me out.
Thank you very much.