Installing Multipass on Linux
Multipass for Linux is published as a snap package, available on the Snap Store. Thanks to that it’s available for most major Linux distributions. Once you have snaps running on your distribution installing Multipass is as easy as:
$ snap install multipass --classic
For architectures other than
amd64, you’ll need the
beta channel at the moment.
You can also use the
edge channel to get the latest development build:
$ snap install multipass --edge --classic
Make sure you’re part of the group that Multipass gives write access to its socket (
sudo in this case, but it may also be
admin, depending on your distribution):
$ ls -l /var/snap/multipass/common/multipass_socket srw-rw---- 1 root sudo 0 Dec 19 09:47 /var/snap/multipass/common/multipass_socket $ groups | grep sudo adm cdrom sudo dip plugdev lpadmin
You can check some details about the snap with the
snap info command:
$ snap info multipass name: multipass summary: Ubuntu at your fingertips publisher: Canonical✓ license: unset description: | Multipass gives you Ubuntu VMs in seconds. Just run `multipass launch` and it'll do all the setup for you. Check out `multipass find` for a list of available images. More details you can find under `multipass help`. commands: - multipass - multipass.virsh services: multipass.libvirt-bin: simple, enabled, inactive multipass.multipassd: simple, enabled, active snap-id: mA11087v6dR3IEcQLgICQVjuvhUUBUKM tracking: beta refresh-date: today at 10:45 CEST channels: stable: – candidate: – beta: 2018.10.1 (461) 104MB classic edge: 2018.10.1-3-g3dd85ff (464) 105MB classic installed: 2018.10.1 (461) 104MB classic
Once installed, you can use
multipass launch to create your first instance. Have a look at Working with instances to get started!
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