How to Install Cisco Packet Tracer 7.2.2 in Ubuntu 19.10

This video shows you how to install Packet Tracer to work, prepare for Cisco exams on Linux / Ubuntu 19.10 (Eoan Ermine).

Ubuntu 19.10 (Eoan Ermine) released on October 17, 2019, with new features and improvements. The major feature of this version is that it now includes the NVIDIA video card driver in the ISO installation file.

7.2.2, the 2nd maintenance release for Packet Tracer 7.2, was released on September 11, 2019, on the Cisco Netacad site.

How to Use Packet Tracer in Ubuntu

To install the Cisco simulator step by step on your Linux computer:

Step 1: If you have not previously installed Ubuntu on the virtual machine, refer to the video below.

Video ➦

Step 2: After installing Ubuntu, download PT to your computer.

Step 3: After downloading the installation file to your computer, open the terminal on the desktop and run chmod +x to change the permissions of the file.

chmod +x

Step 4: Then run the ./ command to start the Packet Tracer installation. Then, accept the license agreement of the software and click Next to complete the installation.


Step 5: After performing the installation, run the simulator with the packettracer command.


Step 6: If Packet Tracer is not running, you will need to install libpng and multiarch. Run the following commands to install these packages on your Linux system.

sudo dpkg -i libpng12-0_1.2.50-2+deb8u3_amd64.deb
sudo dpkg -i multiarch-support_2.29-0ubuntu2_amd64.deb

Step 7: After installing the necessary packages for the simulator software, if the program still does not open and you receive the error as in the following output, run the following commands on the terminal.

(Reading database ... 157517 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack libpng12-0_1.2.50-2+deb8u3_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking libpng12-0:amd64 (1.2.50-2+deb8u3) ...
dpkg: error processing archive libpng12-0_1.2.50-2+deb8u3_amd64.deb (--install):
unable to install new version of '/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/': No such file or directory
Errors were encountered while processing:

mkdir cpt; dpkg -x libpng12-0_1.2.50-2+deb8u3_amd64.deb ./cpt
cp ./cpt/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ /opt/pt/bin/

Step 8: After fixing error, you will now be able to run a Cisco network simulator program on your Ubuntu computer!

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