Install QEMU on Linux ARM Device


QEMU is a generic and open source machine emulator and virtualizer.
QEMU 6.1 for Buster, system QEMU for other distros (Bullseye is currently using 7.0).

To see all QEMU commands you can run: open a terminal, type 'qemu', and press the Tab key a couple times.

Fortunately, QEMU is very easy to install on your Linux ARM Device in just two steps.

  1. Install Pi-Apps - the best app installer for Linux ARM Device.
  2. Use Pi-Apps to install QEMU.


For the best chance of this working, we recommend using the latest LTS of Ubuntu or Debian from your hardware manufacturer.
QEMU will run on either an Ubuntu/Debian ARM32 OS or ARM64 OS.

Install Pi-Apps

Pi-Apps is a free tool that makes it incredibly easy to install the most useful programs on your Linux ARM Device with just a few clicks.

Open a terminal and run this command to install Pi-Apps:

wget -qO- | bash

Feel free to check out the Pi-Apps source code here:

Install QEMU

Now that you have Pi-Apps installed, it is time to install QEMU.
First launch Pi-Apps from your start menu:

Then click on the Tools category, which leads to the Emulation category.

Now scroll down to find QEMU in the list.

Just click Install and Pi-Apps will install QEMU for you!

Pi-Apps is a free and open source tool made by Botspot and other contributors. Find out more at