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Hi I am bran new to this website so sorry if this was already asked but I looked and I couldn't find it so I want to know how I can install java on Linux like the topic description said I am using Google chrome (I don't know if that makes a difference) and I am also using Ubuntu I am the biggest noob ever I didn't even know how to install Linux on my computer my brother had to so the more information you can give me the better.

Welcome Bran :)


Try this:


Open the Terminal and type this:


sudo apt-get install sun-java6-jre sun-java6-plugin

Thanks but it didn't work after I typed in my password in terminal this it what it said


Reading package lists... Done

Building dependency tree

Reading state information... Done

Package sun-java6-jre is not available, but is referred to by another package.

This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or

is only available from another source

E: Package sun-java6-jre has no installation candidate


also sorry for me not replying sooner I thought I would get a email when I got a reply but I never did



sudo apt-get install sun-java6-jre


or log into root first:


su -



apt-get install sun-java6-jre

wat version of ubuntu are you running?

for ubuntu 10.04 try this source:


The first step is to add the necessary repositories to the /etc/apt/sources.list file. So open that file up with your favorite text editor and add the following line to the bottom of that file:


to get that done do the following: sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list



deb lucid partner


Now to update apt, issue the command:


sudo apt-get update


Once apt has completed its update, you are ready to install. The actual installation command is:


sudo apt-get install sun-java6-jre sun-java6-plugin sun-java6-fonts

I am using ubuntu 10.04 and I got up to where I have to update the thing after I put the text in I copy and pasted the command you gave me but nothing happens

You are doing something wrong then. I'll try and take you step by step:


1. sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list

2. add the following line at the bottom of this file(you can select it with the mouse and copy/past it): deb lucid partner

3. press ctrl+o to save

4. sudo apt-get update or sudo aptitude update

5. sudo apt-get install sun-java6-jre sun-java6-plugin sun-java6-fonts


Then you're done

Thank you so much it installed perfectly you were such a big help I cannot thank you enough if there is a rep or thanks thing on the website please tell me you deserve it.
no problem, glad it works now :)