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GCC example Docker image built on Fedora.
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Linux Containers Course

Slides are available here - (source files can be found in the gh-pages branch)

PDF version and archive of the html slides can be found here -

Docker Installation

This short tutorial guides you through the installation of Docker. However, it does not second the official documentation. If you happen to miss some information, you'll most likely find it there.

Fedora / CentOS / RHEL

The Docker service needs some storage considerations. Ideal case is, when your workstation is using LVM for storage, and you have a free space (20GB or more is recommended) in a volume group. Spare partition or disk is also fine. If not, no worries. Docker will still work just fine, with slightly degraded performance, what is perfectly fine for development and testing purposes.

To install Docker on Fedora, run:

sudo dnf install docker

On CentOS and RHEL, run:

sudo yum install docker

If you have a free space in your volume group, and you can use it for the Docker storage, modify /etc/sysconfig/docker-storage-setup file. For example:


If you have a spare disk or partition, you can use this example:


If you haven't, just leave the /etc/sysconfig/docker-storage-setup file as it is.

Now just start the Docker service and (optionally) enable it at the boot time:

sudo systemctl start docker
sudo systemctl enable docker

When running docker commands, don't forget to use sudo, otherwise you will see something like:

Cannot connect to the Docker daemon. Is the docker daemon running on this host?


A section of this tutorial can be helpful while installing Docker on Ubuntu.

Windows or Mac Users

Next couple of lines describe the Atomic Project's bundle, which not only contains Docker, but additional features related to Docker, such as Nulecule or Kubernetes. To install the bundle, you will need these apps (Mac users are encouradged to use brew to install them):

  1. VirtualBox
  2. Vagrant 1.7.4 - automates operations upon VirtualBox, so you can only run $ vagrant up to run the bundle.
  3. Cygwin - command line terminal to run your commands (direct download). Click through the installation and on the Choose A Download Site select as a download site. In the next window (Select packages) search for (1) rsync and click on the cycling arrows on the net line to install this package, then search for (2) openssh and do the same to install it.

After the installation restart your PC to apply changes. Then run CygWin64 Terminal and type:

mkdir vagrant-images
cd vagrant-images
vagrant init projectatomic/adb
vagrant up
vagrant ssh

Now you're running your own installation of the Atomic project's bundle! You can test your docker installation by typing docker run hello-world.

<a name="mac_users"></a>Mac Users

Just use brew to download and install necessary software:

brew cask install virtualbox
brew cask install vagrant
brew cask install vagrant-manager
mkdir vagrant-images
cd vagrant-images
vagrant init projectatomic/adb
vagrant up
vagrant ssh

If installation via brew fails, use the links above and download installers for Mac.
After successful installation open up terminal and type:

mkdir vagrant-images
cd vagrant-images
vagrant init projectatomic/adb
vagrant up
vagrant ssh

Last resort installation

Nor Windows, neither Macs run Docker natively as of yet. To get it there you can use VirtualBox and Docker Toolbox. Install VirtualBox first, then Docker Toolbox. After installing both, run the Toolbox. It will download necessary images and load Boot2Docker. Now you can test your installation.


To ensure you have successfully installed Docker issue following command:

docker run hello-world

To pre-download Docker images for workshop, do:

docker pull fedora
docker pull nginx
docker pull mariadb
docker pull wordpress
docker pull pschiffe/docker101-gcc
Docker Pull Command
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