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Multipass Ubuntu- How to Install Multipass on Linux Ubuntu 18.04 LTS/ 19.10

Install Multipass VM management tool on Linux Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora, CentOS, Arch & More

Multipass for Ubuntu


ultipass Ubuntu: In this article, we will guide you through the steps of installing Multipass on Linux ubuntu 18.04 LTS, Ubuntu 19.10/ 19.04, Mint, and other Ubuntu-based distros, Debian, Fedora, Arch, CentOS, OpenSUSE, and more. Multipass is a Virtual Machine(VM) management tool by Canonical. The tool launches and manages VMs on Linux, Windows, and macOS with the help of cloud-init by stimulating a cloud environment.

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How to Install Multipass on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS/ 19.10- using Snappy Package Manager:

The following is the command to be executed on the terminal to install the Multipass tool on Linux Ubuntu 18.04 LTS(Bionic Beaver), Ubuntu 19.10(Eoan Ermine), Ubuntu 19.04(Disco Dingo), Linux Mint, and other Ubuntu-based distros and also on Debian.

  • Open Terminal using CTRL + ALT + T.
  • The multipass tool installation command is as follows. Kindly enter your system password when prompted to authenticate the installation process.
$sudo snap install multipass --edge --classic
Installation command
Installation command
  • After the installation, you can start using the application on Ubuntu.
    Multipass installed on Ubuntu
    Multipass installed on Ubuntu

Install Multipass on Linux Ubuntu- Alternate Method:

This is an alternate method to install this application on Ubuntu. We will use Ubuntu Software to install the application. You can either open Ubuntu Software and search for Multipass or simply click on the following button to open the installation page of this on your Ubuntu Software.

Getting Started with Multipass on Linux Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:

Now that the application is installed on Ubuntu, let us check out the key points related to Multipass. You can start using this application via terminal.

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Syntax/Usage command of this tool:

multipass [options] <command>

Getting the available commands/help menu of this tool:

The following is the command to get the help menu from this tool.

$multipass -h
Help Menu/Available commands
Help Menu/Available commands

How to Start and Stop Instances:

Instances are the images that we have created with this application. Kindly note that by default, the tool will create the instance with the latest Ubuntu LTS version available.

To start an instance:

$multipass start

To stop an instance:

$multipass stop

List all the instances created and available:

$multipass list
Instances List
Instances List

How to Remove/Uninstall Multipass from Linux Ubuntu 18.04 LTS/ 19.10:

If you wish to remove or uninstall this application from Ubuntu then you can use the following command on the terminal to do so.

$sudo snap remove multipass

Application Details:

Basic App Details & Requirements

App Version 0.10.0-dev.399+g54a5f6c
App Size176 MB
OS RequirementUbuntu 16.04 & Later Versions

Install Multipass on Fedora, Arch, CentOS, and OpenSUSE:

Looking for Snappy Package Manager?
Install Snap on your Linux Distro using the detailed article.

Check out: Install Snap on various Linux Distros

Currently, a beta channel of the Multipass tool only is available for the following distros as of the date. The following are the commands. If you are missing out Snappy Package manager, then use the above link to install Snap on your Linux Distro.

Note: Snap package manager installation command varies with different Linux Distros.

Multipass for Fedora:

$sudo snap install multipass --beta --classic

Multipass for Arch Linux:

$sudo snap install multipass --beta --classic

Multipass for CentOS:

$sudo snap install multipass --beta --classic

Multipass for OpenSUSE:

$sudo snap install multipass --beta --classic

Get in Touch with us:

Multipass is an interesting tool from Canonical and is really a worthy VM Management tool. The above article provides detailed information on this tool and provides various methods to install the Multipass tool on Linux Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, Ubuntu 19.10/19.04, Linux Mint, Debian, Fedora, Arch, CentOS, OpenSUSE, and more. If you have any queries, please let us know in the comments below. For instant solutions, Kindly visit our Forum!!

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