Install minikube on Ubuntu 22.04 / 20.04 LTS

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minikube is an open-source tool, also a local Kubernetes focusing on making it easy to learn and develop for Kubernetes.

This tutorial will be helpful for beginners to install minikube on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, Ubuntu 22.04.

minikube system requirements

  • 2 CPU or more
  • 2 GB Free memory
  • 20 GB disk space
  • Container or Virtual machine manager

minikube supported kubernetes features

  • DNS
  • Dashboadrds
  • Ingress
  • Enabling container Network Interface
  • configMaps and secrets

How to Install minikube on Ubuntu

Step 1: Make sure the system is up to date.

sudo apt update -y && sudo apt upgrade -y

Step 2: Install the required dependencies

sudo apt install apt-transport-https curl wget -y

Step 3: Install Virtualbox Hypervisor

sudo apt install virtualbox virtualbox-ext-pack

Accept the license agreement during the VirtualBox ext pack installation and also accept the Virtualbox PUEL License.

Download minikube and Install minikube on Ubuntu

sudo dpkg -i minikube_latest_amd64.deb

Step 4: Verify the minikube installation

install minikube ubuntu

Install Kubectl on the system

curl -LO`curl -s`/bin/linux/amd64/kubectl

Step 5: Make kubectl as an executable file and move it to the /usr/local/bin location

chmod 755 kubectl && sudo mv kubectl /usr/local/bin

Step 6: verify the Kubectl installation

kubectl version -o json
Install kubectl in ubuntu

Start the minikube on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS / 22.04

Execute the below command using a non-root user to start the minikube .

minikube start


From this tutorial, you have learned how to download and install minikube on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS and Ubuntu 22.04

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