I am trying to install Chrome on a new Ubuntu & need password

Asked by Nancy Peden on 2014-04-29

I have downloaded Chrome to a new Ubuntu machine. It keeps asking me for a password but I don't know whose (what entity) password it wants.

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Sebastian Heinlein (glatzor) said : #1

On Tue, Apr 29, 2014 at 09:31:49PM -0000, Nancy Peden wrote:
> New question #247897 on Aptdaemon:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/aptdaemon/+question/247897
>
> I have downloaded Chrome to a new Ubuntu machine. It keeps asking me for a password but I don't know whose (what entity) password it wants.

You have to reset your password if you forget it.

http://askubuntu.com/questions/24006/how-do-i-reset-a-lost-administrative-password

Nancy Peden (npeden) said : #2

Thanks, Sebastian,

My nephew rebuilt my old machine so I could get away from Windows XP. I am very pleased but have a lot to learn

I got the password and think I was even able to turn it off. I am the only one using this computer.

I still have a problem installing Chrome. It is in my downloads but just spins round and round, not installing. I am a long time Chrome user and would really like it back.

Any idea why chrome is not installing?

Thanks,
Nancy

Sebastian Heinlein (glatzor) said : #3

On Wed, Apr 30, 2014 at 04:26:34PM -0000, Nancy Peden wrote:
> Question #247897 on Aptdaemon changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/aptdaemon/+question/247897
>
> Status: Answered => Open
>
> Nancy Peden is still having a problem:
> Thanks, Sebastian,
>
> My nephew rebuilt my old machine so I could get away from Windows XP. I
> am very pleased but have a lot to learn

There are two ways to install Chrome:

1. Download the software package from the google site:

http://chrome.google.com

You will need the 32bit Debian/Ubuntu version.

2. Install Chromium a version without the Google branding that is
re-distributed by Ubuntu:

https://apps.ubuntu.com/cat/applications/chromium-browser/

Follow this link and click on the "available in the software center"
button.

Nancy Peden (npeden) said : #4

Still not working; would like Google brand. Do I need to do the things on this page before I can install new programs? http://howtoubuntu.org/things-to-do-after-installing-ubuntu-14-04-trusty-tahr

Thanks.

Best Sebastian Heinlein (glatzor) said : #5

On Wed, Apr 30, 2014 at 05:21:42PM -0000, Nancy Peden wrote:
> Question #247897 on Aptdaemon changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/aptdaemon/+question/247897
>
> Status: Answered => Open
>
> Nancy Peden is still having a problem:
> Still not working; would like Google brand. Do I need to do the things
> on this page before I can install new programs? http://howtoubuntu.org
> /things-to-do-after-installing-ubuntu-14-04-trusty-tahr

No, you don't. If you click on install on the the Google Chrome
website you will get the choice to open the file or to save it. Click
on save and remember the download location. Open the folder and double
click on the file which should be named google-chrome-stable_current_i386.deb
An installer dialog should appear.

Nancy Peden (npeden) said : #6

Thanks Sebastian Heinlein, that solved my question.