How to Install or Uninstall basilisk2 on Ubuntu 22.04

Updated: September 1, 2022

Basilisk II is an Open Source 68k Macintosh emulator. That is, it enables you to run 68k MacOS software on you computer, even if you are using a different operating system. However, you still need a copy of MacOS and a Macintosh ROM image to use Basilisk II. In this tutorial, I will show you how to install basilisk2 on Ubuntu 22.04.

Prerequisites

  • OS: basilisk2 needs Ubuntu 22.04 to work
  • Privileges: Make sure that you can run the sudo commands line.

Prerequisites to install basilisk2 on Ubuntu 22.04

Install basilisk2 Ubuntu 22.04

basilisk2 is one of the popular ways on Ubuntu now so that this tutorial will show you some ways to install it. Choose the one that you think is easy and you can follow.

Install basilisk2 using APT

This is a popular method for installing Ubuntu packages because it’s easy to follow, even if you are a newbie in Linux. Following these steps to install basilisk2 on your Ubuntu 22.04.

Step 1: You must update the APT package repository cache before attempting to install, update, or remove any packages. Update the APT database to download new packages from Ubuntu. Opening the terminal and executing this Linux command:

sudo apt -y update

Step 2: Start the package installation on Ubuntu 22.04. You can now install basilisk2 Ubuntu by executing this command in the terminal.

sudo apt-get -y install basilisk2

Install basilisk2 using Aptitude

If you didn’t install Aptitude on Ubuntu, you need to install it by executing this command.

sudo apt-get -y install aptitude

After installing it, you can now install basilisk2, just following these steps:

Step 1: You must update the APT package repository cache before attempting to install, update, or remove any packages. Update the APT database to download new packages from Ubuntu. Opening the terminal and executing this Linux command:

sudo apt-get update

Step 2: Install the package on Ubuntu 22.04. You can now install basilisk2 Ubuntu by executing this command in the terminal.

sudo aptitude -y install basilisk2

Uninstall basilisk2 on Ubuntu 22.04

Have you ever thought that uninstalling an application from Ubuntu might be challenging? You’re wrong; any program, not just a basilisk2, can be easily uninstalled by anyone.

If you installed basilisk2 using APT or Aptitude, you could uninstall basilisk2 on Ubuntu by running this command

sudo apt remove --auto-remove basilisk2

To uninstall basilisk2 and remove its data and dependencies, you can also use the following command:

sudo apt autoremove --purge basilisk2

Conclusion

In this guide, I showed you ways to install basilisk2 on Ubuntu 22.04 and some ways to uninstall basilisk2 too. If you need any help, don’t hesitate to contact me. I’m very glad to answer them.