In my case
Install the Chrome version you downloaded which should be a .deb file using the command.
Substitute for the version you downloaded
dpkg -i google-chrome-stable_current_i386.debHowever when I launched Chrome I got the following error.
Google Chrome can not be run as rootI edited the following file /usr/bin/google-chrome using your favourite text editor in my case I typed the following from a terminal.
gedit /usr/bin/google-chromeGo to the very bottom of the text and add --user-data-dir
Make sure you put a space between the "$@" and the --user-data-dir
Last step is to Save and Quit the text editor