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
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
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: Instant Ubuntu VMs publisher: Canonical✓ store-url: https://snapcraft.io/multipass contact: https://github.com/CanonicalLtd/multipass/issues/new license: GPL-3.0 description: | Multipass is a tool to launch and manage VMs on Windows, Mac and Linux that simulates a cloud environment with support for cloud-init. Get Ubuntu on-demand with clean integration to your IDE and version control on your native platform. ... commands: - multipass.gui - multipass services: multipass.multipassd: simple, enabled, active snap-id: mA11087v6dR3IEcQLgICQVjuvhUUBUKM tracking: latest/candidate refresh-date: 5 days ago, at 10:13 CEST channels: latest/stable: 1.3.0 2020-06-17 (2205) 228MB - latest/candidate: 1.3.0 2020-06-17 (2205) 228MB - latest/beta: 1.3.0-dev.17+gf89e1db 2020-04-28 (2019) 214MB - latest/edge: 1.4.0-dev.83+g149f10a 2020-06-17 (2216) 228MB - installed: 1.3.0 (2205) 228MB -
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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