How To Install Miniconda on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Install Miniconda on Ubuntu 20.04

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Miniconda on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, Miniconda is a minimal-free Conda installer. It’s a thin, bootstrap version that contains just conda, Python, the packages they depend on, and a limited range of other helpful modules like pip, zlib, and a few others. Miniconda is suitable for those who don’t mind installing each package individually. It saves you not only disk space but also avoids dumping a lot of unnecessary applications that you don’t use often on your hard drive.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of the Miniconda on Ubuntu 20.04 (Focal Fossa). You can follow the same instructions for Ubuntu 18.04, 16.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 20.04, 18.04, 16.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues
  • A non-root sudo user or access to the root user. We recommend acting as a non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.

Install Miniconda on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa

Step 1. Update your Ubuntu 20.04 system to ensure that it is up to date with the latest security updates. This can be done by running the following command in your terminal:

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade

Step 2. Installing Miniconda on Ubuntu 20.04.

Now we download the installer Miniconda from the official website:


Next, go to the location where you downloaded the Miniconda installer and check the integrity of the downloaded file with SHA-256:


Compare the above hash value with the official Hashes for Miniconda. If the hash value of the locally downloaded installer file matches the official hash, it is a legitimate file and you can start the installation.

Now run the Miniconda installer script to install Miniconda on your Ubuntu 20.04 system. During the installation process, you will be prompted to accept the license and configure the installer. You can accept the default settings or customize them according to your preferences.



Welcome to Miniconda3 py39_4.9.2
In order to continue the installation process, please review the license agreement.
Please, press ENTER to continue

After the installation is complete, verify that Miniconda has been installed successfully by checking the version of the Conda package manager. This can be done by running the following command in your terminal:

conda --version

Once done, check out the packages present in this environment:

conda list

You can also use the Fish shell for Conda initialization:

conda init fish

Next, we create an environment named ‘idroot_env’:

conda create --name my_env python=3

Then, activate the created environment variable by utilizing the following command below:

conda activate idroot_env

To deactivate, the environment, run this command below:

conda deactivate

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Miniconda. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the Miniconda on the Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Anaconda website.

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r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to, r00t has authored numerous tutorials and guides, helping users navigate the complexities of Linux systems. His expertise spans across various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian. r00t's work is characterized by his ability to simplify complex concepts, making Linux more accessible to users of all skill levels. His dedication to the Linux community and his commitment to sharing knowledge makes him a respected figure in the field.
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