Google chrome browser is one of the most popular Internet browsers. It is developed by Google and can be easily installed on RHEL 8 / CentOS 8 Linux as an alternative for the Firefox browser which comes as default.


In this tutorial you will learn:
  • How to download Google Chrome browser.
  • How to install Google Chrome browser using GNU package manager and command line.
  • How to start Google Chrome Browser.
Installed Google Chrome Browser on RHEL 8 / CentOS 8 Linux
Installed Google Chrome Browser on RHEL 8 / CentOS 8 Linux.

Software Requirements and Conventions Used

Software Requirements and Linux Command Line Conventions
Category Requirements, Conventions or Software Version Used
System RHEL 8 / CentOS 8
Software Google Chrome 70 or higher
Other Privileged access to your Linux system as root or via the sudo command.
Conventions # - requires given linux commands to be executed with root privileges either directly as a root user or by use of sudo command
$ - requires given linux commands to be executed as a regular non-privileged user

How to install Google Chrome in Redhat Linux 8 step by step instructions

  1. Download the Google Chrome RPM package from the official Google Chrome download page.

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    Download the Google Chrome RPM package
    Download the Google Chrome RPM package.
  2. Use the GUI software install application to install Google Chrome directly after download. Follow the installation wizard instructions to complete the installation.

    Install Google Chrome browser by using  the default GUI software installation application
    Install the Google Chrome browser by using the default GUI software installation application.
    Alternatively, download the Google Chrome to your home directory eg. Downloads folder and install the package using the dnf command.

    First use the su command to change to root and then execute the dnf command to install the package:
    $ cd Downloads/
    $ ls
    google-chrome-stable_current_x86_64.rpm
    $ su
    Password: 
    # dnf install google-chrome-stable_current_x86_64.rpm
    
    Installation of Google Chrome RPM package using dnf command on Redhat 8 Linux
    Installation of the Google Chrome RPM package using the dnf command on the Redhat 8 Linux.
  3. Start the Google Chrome browser by searching the Activities menu for the keyword chrome or start the Chrome browser directly from the command line:
    $ google-chrome
    
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