Install kubectl:

$ sudo apt update
$ sudo apt install apt-transport-https
$ curl -sSL | sudo apt-key add -
$ echo "deb kubernetes-xenial main" | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list.d/kubernetes.list
$ sudo apt update
$ sudo apt install kubectl

Install VirtualBox:

$ sudo apt update
$ sudo apt install virtualbox virtualbox-ext-pack

Install minikube (replace v1.17.1 with the latest version available for you):

$ wget
$ mv minikube-linux-amd64 minikube
$ chmod +x minikube
$ sudo cp minikube /usr/local/bin/
$ rm minikube

Create the VM and start the cluster (this will create/update the file ~/.kube/config):

$ minikube config set driver virtualbox  # Set virtualbox as the default driver
$ minikube start  # use `minikube start --help` for more options
$ kubectl cluster-info

To get the IP address of the cluster:

$ minikube ip
$ sudo -e /etc/hosts  # if you want to assign names to this IP address

To show the Minikube dashboard:

$ minikube dashboard

To stop the cluster (shuts down the VM and preserve all states):

$ minikube stop

To restart the VM and cluster:

$ minikube start

To delete the cluster (and the VM):

$ minikube delete