How To Create And Launch Ubuntu VMs With Multipass On Linux

7 Responses

  1. Hector says:

    Looks like a very cool utility. I installed it on Fedora 31 but ran into a weird socket read/write issue. I’ll keep looking on the ‘net for possible solutions to that error.

  2. Julian says:

    What’s the difference from LXC/D?

  3. Saviq says:

    Because the Multipass daemon runs as root, only privileged users can connect to it. The “sudo”, “adm” and “admin” groups are tried, in that order.

    $ ll /var/snap/multipass/common/multipass_socket
    srw-rw—- 1 root sudo 0 mar 3 09:47 /var/snap/multipass/common/multipass_socket

    Make sure you’re in the group that the socket is read/writable to.

  4. Saviq says:

    Primarily, it’s dealing with virtual machines, not containers. But LXD is actually growing its support for that as well (and Multipass will support using LXD on Linux rather than running its own QEMU). LXD won’t work natively on Windows or macOS, though 🙂

  5. Luke Rawlins says:

    Great write up! Multipass makes it so easy to spin up a vm and run tests without worrying about losing any work.

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