Saturday, June 18, 2011

How-To: Chromium for BackTrack 5

To install Google Chrome Browser on BackTrack 5 :
# apt-get install chromium-browser


Upon installation, you can execute the Chromium Browser from
'KDE -> Internet -> Chromium Web Browser'


Soon you will hit to this error :


By default, the Chromium Browser could be run with 'root' privileges. This is predefined by developers of Google Chrome.


You need a workaround now.


Go to this directory:
cd /usr/lib/chromium-browser


Edit the Chromium-Browser with 'hexedit'
#hexedit --color Chromium-Browser


You start of on the HEX mode. Hit [TAB] to toggle between HEX and ASCII mode.


On the ASCII mode, hit [CTRL + s] to search 'geteuid'


Edit the 'geteuid' string to become 'getppid'


Hit [CTRL + x] to save change


Th Chromium Browser will now run with 'root' privileges. 



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