I read a few posts about people trying to get chrome working on BackTrack 5, I solved this a couple days after the release and figured I would share.
I was not able to get it working with the --user-data-dir, even with separate users and correct permissions as suggested by the chrome developers. If someone did figure this out, it may be a more secure solution and your welcome to post it here.
Problem: Chrome will not run with root permissions.
Solution: Use a version of chrome before the UID check was implemented.
I have thrown together some of the older debs, collected from the ubuntu repo's, as well as a basic bash script to get it going.
Download 32bit: http://info-s3curity.com/public/chro...hrome32.tar.gz
Download 64bit: http://info-s3curity.com/public/chro...hrome64.tar.gz
EDIT: Appears another member has posted an alternate workaround as well. Was not aware when I posted this, I'm sure either method will accomplish the job.