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Install Docker on Windows 11 without Docker Desktop

Dec 27, 2021 · 1 min read · Post a comment

As with Windows 10, let’s see how we could install Docker on Windows 11 without GUI.



Note(s): The following steps will be based on Ubuntu WSL, and it follows the official Docker installation for Ubuntu.

Step 1. First, open Terminal and update package index.

sudo apt-get -y update

Step 2. Install the prerequisite packages.

sudo apt-get -y install ca-certificates curl gnupg lsb-release

Step 3. Install the ca-certificates package.

sudo apt-get install -y ca-certificates

Step 4. Add the official Docker’s GPG key.

curl -fsSL | sudo gpg --dearmor -o /usr/share/keyrings/docker-archive-keyring.gpg

Step 5. Set up the stable repository.

echo \
  "deb [arch=$(dpkg --print-architecture) signed-by=/usr/share/keyrings/docker-archive-keyring.gpg] \
  $(lsb_release -cs) stable" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/docker.list > /dev/null

Step 6. Again, update package index.

sudo apt-get -y update

Step 7. Install Docker.

sudo apt-get -y install docker-ce docker-ce-cli

Step 8. Start the Docker service.

sudo service start docker

Step 9. Finally, verify installation.

sudo docker run hello-world


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