To install Multipass, simply execute:
$ 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 -
As the installation happened via snap, you don’t need to worry about upgrading—it will be done automatically.
To uninstall Multipass, simply run:
snap remove multipass
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.