Ways to Uninstall and Install dmsetup Ubuntu 22.04

Updated: September 5, 2022

The Linux Kernel Device Mapper is the LVM (Linux Logical Volume Management) Team’s implementation of a minimalistic kernel-space driver that handles volume management, while keeping knowledge of the underlying device layout in user-space. This makes it useful for not only LVM, but software raid, and other drivers that create “virtual” block devices. I will show you how to install dmsetup on Ubuntu 22.04 in this tutorial.

Software Requirement

  • Operating system: Ubuntu 22.04 or older versions with more than 2GB RAM
  • Privileges: Make sure you are able to execute sudo commands.

Prerequisites to install dmsetup on Ubuntu 22.04

Install dmsetup Ubuntu 22.04

dmsetup 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 dmsetup using APT

This is one of the most popular methods for installing Ubuntu packages because it’s easy to follow, even if you are a newbie in Linux. Following these instructions to get dmsetup on your Ubuntu 22.04.

Step 1: Obtain new packages from Ubuntu by updating the APT database. Opening the terminal and executing this Linux command:

sudo apt -y update

Step 2: Start installing the packages on Ubuntu 22.04. After updating, you can install dmsetup Ubuntu by executing this command in the terminal.

sudo apt -y install dmsetup

Install dmsetup 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

Then, you can now install dmsetup, just following these steps:

Step 1: Update the APT database to download new packages from Ubuntu. Opening the terminal and executing the following Linux command:

sudo apt-get update

Step 2: Start the package installation on Ubuntu 22.04. After updating, you can install dmsetup Ubuntu by executing this command in the terminal.

sudo aptitude -y install dmsetup

Uninstall dmsetup on Ubuntu 22.04

Have you ever thought about how difficult it is to uninstall an application from Ubuntu? You are mistaken; anyone can easily uninstall any program, not just a package.

If you installed dmsetup using APT or Aptitude, you could uninstall dmsetup on Ubuntu by following this step:

sudo apt remove --auto-remove dmsetup

If you want to uninstall dmsetup and delete its data and dependencies, you can also run the following command:

sudo apt autoremove --purge dmsetup

Summary

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