Install LXD[Stable] on Kubuntu 19.10!!

The Next-generation System Container Manager!!

Install LXD Application on Kubuntu

What is LXD?


XD is a system container manager that can run more than hundreds of containers. It is similar to the virtual machine in the cloud but it uses the Linux containers. LXD containers are a great alternative for the Linux virtual machine because LXD is lightweight and more secure. It is image-based and the Pre-made images(Platforms) are available for Ubuntu, Alpine Linux, Arch Linux, CentOS, Debian, Fedora, Gentoo, OpenSUSE and more. Let’s check out the instructions to Install LXD on Kubuntu 19.10.

We will install the latest and stable version of LXD (3.23) which is the latest version as of today.

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Steps to Install LXD on Kubuntu:

  • Open the Konsole by using the shortcut cut key CTRL+ALT+T
  • Use the below-mentioned command and execute it.
  • Now, type your system password to confirm the installation.
sudo snap install lxd
Install lxd on Kubuntu
Install lxd on Kubuntu

Getting Started and Create Containers on – LXD:

The lxc is a tool that interacts and then create and start the containers from the images.
 lxc launch [<remote>:]<image> [<remote>:][<name>] [flags]
  • Press the shortcut key CTRL+ALT+T to open the Konsole.
  • Copy the following command and Create your first container on Kubuntu
  • This will create and start a new Ubuntu 18.04 container.
lxc launch ubuntu:18.04 first

  • Make use of the following command to list out all the containers created by you.
lxc list

These are Flags available for lxc.

-c, --config Config key/value to apply to the new instance
--empty Create an empty instance
-e, --ephemeral Ephemeral instance
-n, --network Network name
--no-profiles Create the instance with no profiles applied
-p, --profile Profile to apply to the new instance
-s, --storage Storage pool name
--target Cluster member name
-t, --type Instance type
--vm Create a virtual machine

Global Flags:
--debug Show all debug messages
--force-local Force using the local unix socket
-h, --help Print help
--project string Override the source project
-q, --quiet Don't show progress information
-v, --verbose Show all information messages
--version Print version number

Flags and Available Options – LXD:

  • Go to the Konsole with the help of the shortcut key CTRL+ALT+T
  • Execute the following help command on your Konsole.
$ lxd [command] --help
 Available Commands:
  activateifneeded   Check if LXD should be started
  cluster            Low-level cluster administration commands
  help               Help about any command
  import             Import existing containers
  init               Configure the LXD daemon
  shutdown           Tell LXD to shutdown all containers and exit
  version            Show the server version
  waitready          Wait for LXD to be ready to process requests

  -d, --debug     Show all debug messages
      --group     The group of users that will be allowed to talk to LXD
  -h, --help      Print help
      --logfile   Path to the log file
      --syslog    Log to syslog
      --trace     Log tracing targets
  -v, --verbose   Show all information messages
      --version   Print version number


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Lxd help options
LXD help options

Remove/Uninstall LXD from Kubuntu:

  • Launch the terminal using the shortcut cut key CTRL+ALT+T to open the Konsole.
  • Copy the below-mentioned command and use it.
  • Enter the system password correctly to remove LXD from your system.
sudo snap remove lxd
Remove Lxd on Kubuntu
Remove Lxd on Kubuntu


We wish that the above article illustrated the easy steps to Install, Launch and Remove the LXD  on Kubuntu 19.10. Don’t forget to mention your queries in the comment section and your valued suggestions are always welcome. Keep learning with us. Thank you for visiting our website Tec Robust!!

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