Installed Fedora 18 on a VirtualBox VM on my Mac and it works great. I installed the KDE spin. Although am liking the interface, I don’t like Konquerer much. Chrome is insanely fast even inside a VM. So, I decided to install Chrome.
Note: I installed a Fedora 64 bit, so the steps here are for 64 bit Chrome
It’s really easy.
1. Add Google YUM repository details (used for checksum etc.)
Create or edit the file /etc/yum.repos.d/google-chrome.repo and add the following lines:
2. Execute the following command as root
yum install google-chrome-stable
You should now have Chrome as an option in Applications -> Internet.
But, here comes a surprise – Chrome cannot be run as root by default. So it won’t work unless you do the following.
1- open Konsole Terminal
cd /opt/google/chrome/ hexedit chrome
(if you dont have hexedit or it says hexedit command not found, just do a
yum install hexedit
3- you will see hex editor program press Tab to switch to ascii
4-press ctrl+s to search for “geteuid” and modify it to “getppid”
5- ctrl+X to exit then press y for saving changes
Original solution at: http://www.backtrack-linux.org/forums/showthread.php?t=43560
Thats it ! You should now be able to run your favorite Chrome as root 🙂