LinuxMint 18: Install KVM for virtualization

Install qemu-kvm and libvirt

Install qemu-kvm package and some packages for virtual machine operation.

$ sudo apt install -y -o 'apt::install-recommends=true' \
qemu-kvm libvirt0 libvirt-bin virt-manager bridge-utils

Register libvirt-bin to systemd.

$ sudo systemctl enable libvirt-bin

Bridge interface

The bridge interface is needed for accessing virtual machine via network from other machine.

libvirtd group

The user in libvirtd group can run libvirt command without sudo.

$ sudo gpasswd libvirtd -a ${USER} 

Other operations

For other steps like How to run a VM from ISO file etc. please see referred source documentation from Linux Mint website.

Source: https://www.hiroom2.com/2017/07/17/linuxmint-18-kvm-en/