I just created a new Ubuntu 16.04.5 i386 VM, but it will not run. This is after running the standard install script
bash <( curl -sL https://particle.io/install-cli )
I had to
sudo apt-get install python to get this far, but the ~/bin/particle program just does this.
Edit: Network connectivity is a touch sluggish from the VM, but it is definitely connected to the internet.