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Minikube Install in Ubuntu on Windows

Install kubectl in Ubuntu on Windows

cd ~
mkdir bin
curl -LO$(curl -s
chmod +x ./kubectl
# optionally
sudo mv ./kubectl /usr/local/bin/kubectl
# then test
kubectl get all
# enable autocompletion
source <(kubectl completion bash)
echo "source <(kubectl completion bash)" >> ~/.bashrc
  • If necessary, install socat
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install socat
  • In order for kubectl to find and access a Kubernetes cluster, it needs a kubeconfig file, which is created automatically when you create a cluster using or successfully deploy a Minikube cluster.

Check that kubectl is properly configured by getting the cluster state:

kubectl cluster-info

Beware that you may have two different config files in ~/.kube/ and /mnt/c/Users/<user name>/.kube if you installed minikube in Windows.