probonopd edited this page Dec 22, 2016 · 8 revisions

AppImages require FUSE to run. Filesystem in Userspace (FUSE) is a system that lets non-root users mount filesystems.

Install FUSE

Many distributions have a working FUSE setup out-of-the-box. However if it is not working for you, you may need to install and configure FUSE manually.

For example, on Ubuntu:

sudo apt-get install fuse
sudo modprobe fuse
sudo usermod -a -G fuse $user

For example, on openSUSE:

sudo zypper install fuse

For example, on CentOS/RHEL:

yum --enablerepo=epel -y install fuse-sshfs # install from EPEL
usermod -G fuse "$user" 


If you don't want to install FUSE, you can either mount or extract the AppImage.

To mount the AppImage and run the application, simply run

sudo mount -o loop Some.AppImage /mnt

If that does not work, you might have an experimental type 2 AppImage. These require you to pass -o offset=... to the mount command. Run the AppImage with --appimage-offset to find out the correct number for the offset.