I installed docker using the docker toolbox v1.9.1 application download and executable onto a Windows laptop.
Available at https://github.com/docker/toolbox/releases
The docker toolbox installs a number of components including:
- docker 1.9.1
- docker-machine 0.5.6
- docker-compose 1.5.2
- Kitematic 0.9.5.1
- Boot2Docker ISO 1.9.1
- VirtualBox 5.0.12
The first installation I did resulted in an issue with the IP addressing on the virtual adapters.
I tried fixing this in docker and VirtualBox, but did not have much success, so decided to go back to basics and remove and reinstall.
I did the reinstall as for some reason VirtualBox hung on the suggestion of removing the default vm and recreating it . First command below:
$ docker-machine rm default $ docker-machine create --driver virtualbox default
This fix has worked for others though. I went slightly drastic with the reinstall but could’nt find why VirtualBox was not behaving.
Useful links/discussion on Exit Status 255:
Having reinstalled the applications rebooted and started the docker VM I was faced with an error message that something went wrong – exit status 1.
Thankfully these days putting error messages into Google finds help as well as RTM (Read The Manual).
Having read a number of posts on the subject and trying some of the recommendations, I ended up upgrading VirtualBox to the latest test build v5.0.13. This resolved the issue and docker started correctly.
Useful links/discussion on Exit Status 1:
Testbuilds of VirtualBox available at:
Now fixed I can use docker on this laptop.