Here are simple steps and commands to install and run Docker CE on MX Linux. Also, know how we can pull Docker images from the Docker hub.
MX Linux which would quite new for some people, however, not its core. This Linux operating system is lightweight, meant to run on both old and newer hardware or PC. MX Linux is a mixture of AntiX that gives it a core while other features it borrowed from MEPIS. Here we will talk about how one can run Docker containerized virtualization platform on MX Linux. Let’s get started.
If you accidentally stumbled on this article, then you can see the first MX Linux installation on VirtualBox, to understand and see its interface. And don’t worry, this Linux also uses APT, thus those who are coming from Debian or Ubuntu background they would not have any problem using it.
Step for Docker-CE Installation on MX Linux
Here we are using MX Linux 19, however, the steps would be the same for MX Linux 18 and 17.
Update MX Linux system
Open command terminal on MX Linux and first-run system update command to make sure everything is up to date.
sudo apt update
Setup Docker repository key
Apart from its own MXrepo, MX Linux also uses Debian and few other repositories, however, Docker is not available in the official ones, thus we need to have it add it manually. Therefore, first, we import its repo key.
wget -O docker.gpg https://download.docker.com/linux/debian/gpg
Verify and add Docker repo-key to apt’s keyring
Use this command to check whether the imported key is genuine or not and after that same will be added to the apt’s trusted keyring.
gpg --keyid-format 0xlong docker.gpg 2>/dev/null | grep -sq 0x8D81803C0EBFCD88 && sudo apt-key add docker.gpg
Add Docker repo in MX Linux
Here is the command to add Docker repo on MX Linux.
echo "deb [arch=amd64] https://download.docker.com/linux/debian buster stable" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/docker.list
Note: Here we are installing Docker on MX Linux 19 whose code name is a buster. If you are using MX Linux 18, then replace the buster in the above command with Strech.
Run system update command
After adding the repo, again run the system update command, so that it can recognize the added repo and purge the cache.
sudo apt update
Output for the above command:
h2s@h2s:~ $ sudo apt update Get:1 https://download.docker.com/linux/debian buster InRelease [44.4 kB] Get:2 http://deb.debian.org/debian buster-updates InRelease [49.3 kB] Hit:3 http://mxrepo.com/mx/repo buster InRelease Get:4 http://iso.mxrepo.com/antix/buster buster InRelease [27.3 kB] Get:5 https://download.docker.com/linux/debian buster/stable amd64 Packages [10.1 kB] Hit:6 http://deb.debian.org/debian buster InRelease Get:7 http://iso.mxrepo.com/antix/buster buster/main i386 Packages [204 kB] Get:8 http://deb.debian.org/debian-security buster/updates InRelease [39.1 kB] Get:9 http://iso.mxrepo.com/antix/buster buster/main amd64 Packages [210 kB] Fetched 585 kB in 23s (25.8 kB/s) Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done 50 packages can be upgraded. Run 'apt list --upgradable' to see them. h2s@h2s:~ $
Command to install Docker on MX Linux
Finally, here is the command download and setup Docker:
sudo apt install docker-ce
After the installation, it automatically gets started no need to do anything else.
Run Docker without sudo
By default, with every command of Docker we have to use sudo, it is because this container platform only runs on root-level permission. While installing, it already has created a docker group that can access Unix socket owned only by the root user, so to add your current user in its group to run Docker commands without sudo, use this syntax.
sudo groupadd docker
sudo gpasswd -a $USER docker
Install Linux Image from Docker Hub
So, let’s try to set up Ubuntu on the MX Linux installed Docker to see whether it is working fine or not.
Here is the command to fetch Ubuntu image:
docker pull ubuntu
The above command by default it pulls the Ubuntu latest image available on the Docker hub to install for the container.
Run the pulled image:
Now to run Ubuntu, type
docker run -t ubuntu
In this way we can set up a containerized virtualization platform on MX Linux, if you want to know anything else, let us know, the comment section is all yours!
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