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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