How to install Google Chrome on Kali Linux

Download the deb package from

dpkg -i google-chrome-stable_current_i386.deb


When then trying to run Chrome from the menu, an error message pops up advising:
unable to run as root
and that to run as root you must specify an alternate –user-data-dir for storage of profile information.


So let’s do that, browse to:


File System -> opt -> google -> chrome

cd /opt/google/chrome


Open the file google-chrome with a text editor:

nano google-chrome


And on the last line:


exec -a "$0" "$HERE/chrome"  "$@"


Add the below text:



Do it like this:

exec -a "$0" "$HERE/chrome"  "$@" --user-data-dir

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