Grakn installation on Ubuntu


Running Ubuntu in an Oracle VM VirtualBox on WIN 10 and attempting to install and run Grakn. Not experienced with Linux or Java.

Ran ./grakn server start. Result was:

“Starting Storage…FAILED!
Unable to start Storage
Please run ‘grakn server status’ or check the logs located under ‘logs’ directory.”


Hi @gracylayla,

have you executed one of the two steps listed there in the message?

What’s the output in status and logs?


Hey @gracylayla,

if you happen to try again installing Grakn on Ubuntu, please try with the new Grakn 1.3 version!

It has quite a few improvements regarding bootup on Linux machines,