Multipass for macOS
We’re proud to announce that Multipass, the quickest route to a mint-fresh Ubuntu VM is now available for macOS as a beta release.
Our latest release, 2018.6.1, includes an installer for macOS 10.10.3 and later on 2010 or newer Macs.
After downloading the zip, double-click to unpack it and then double-click the resulting
.pkg file. That will guide you through the installation.
You may want to install
brew or MacPorts first to aid you in the terminal.
Run Terminal and execute:
multipass launch --name ubuntu-vm
You will then see multipass downloading the image (only once, or when there’s a fresh one) and preparing the instance for you. You can omit the
--name flag and it will choose a name for you.
multipass shell ubuntu-vm
will then connect to the instance - you’re in a full Ubuntu environment now.
shows an overview of the available commands, and
multipass help launch
will display a guide on how to use the
launch command. Help is available for all the other commands as well, of course.
We would love to hear your feedback, the open-source code is hosted on GitHub and that’s where you can report issues as well, or you can just reply below.