Docker is a very neat tool, and there’s a good guide on the Docker website to installing it in Ubuntu, but I always find it’s just slightly more cumbersome than this guide suggests.
So here’s a quick guide to all the commands I find I have to run to get it working:
sudo apt update && sudo apt install wget # Install wget just in case you don't have it wget -qO- https://get.docker.com/ | sh # Install docker - NB: doesn't actually start the docker service sudo usermod -aG docker `whoami` # Add yourself to the docker group # Now log out and back in again sudo service docker start # Make sure the docker service is running
You should now be set to go, unless you’re inside a corporate network that doesn’t let you use public DNS servers. You can test this with:
docker run ubuntu /usr/bin/apt update
If the above command produces a connection error, follow my guide to fix Docker networking.