How to install Firefox on a Chromebook

Today we are looking at how to install Firefox on a Chromebook.

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This tutorial will only work on Chromebooks with an Intel or AMD CPU (with Linux Apps Support) and not those with an ARM64 architecture CPU.

Please use the video as a visual guide, and the commands and links below to install it on your Chromebook.

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1) 00:05 (time stamp in the video)
We start the process by enabling the Linux Container on our Chromebook.  You can al
ways remove it again in the future as well if needed.

To enable it, we go to the settings of our Chromebook, inside of it, we click on the "Advance" option in the left panel, and then the "Developers" section. Then enable Linux from there as seen in the video.

2) 00:35
Now we continue to the next phase in the tutorial and that is to run several commands in our Linux terminal, which will install FireFox.

Some general facts about the terminal.  To paste a command into the Linux terminal, press "Ctrl Shift v" together.  After you paste a command into the Linux terminal, please press "enter" to run it.  At some commands you will see a question to press Y or n to continue.  If you see it press "enter" to continue.

2.1)  This command will add a Firefox repository to our Linux container.

echo -e "\ndeb all main" | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list > /dev/null

2.2) 01:01 Now we will add three security keys to our Linux contsiner, which is required to install Firefox.

2.2.1) Now we will add the first security key.

sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver C1289A29

2.2.2) 01:13 Now we will add the second security key.

sudo apt-key adv --keyserver --recv-keys B7B9C16F2667CA5C

2.2.3) 01:24 Now we will add a third security key.

sudo apt-key adv --keyserver --recv-keys CCC158AFC1289A29

2.3) 01:36 This command will update the repositories of our Linux container.

sudo apt update

01:51 This command will install Firefox.  The Y and n question will appear in this command, please press "enter" then.

sudo apt install firefox-mozilla-build libdbus-glib-1-2

3) 02:09
Now we will launch Firefox.