How to install Multipass on macOS
The default backend on macOS is
qemu (since Multipass 1.12), wrapping Apple’s Hypervisor.framework. You can use any Mac (M1, M2, or Intel based) with macOS 10.15 Catalina or later installed.
To install Multipass on macOS, you have two options: the installer package or
brew. Upgrading and uninstallation options depend on this choice as well.
Activate the downloaded installer and it will guide you through the necessary steps. You will need an account with administrator privileges to complete the installation.
To uninstall, run the script:
$ sudo sh "/Library/Application Support/com.canonical.multipass/uninstall.sh"
If you don’t have it already, install Brew. Then, to install Multipass simply execute:
$ brew install multipass
$ brew uninstall multipass # or $ brew uninstall --zap multipass # to destroy all data, too
You’ve installed Multipass. Time to run your first commands! Use
multipass version to check your version or
multipass launch to create your first instance.
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