Install Docker

This guide will show you how to install Docker on Ubuntu for Khadas VIMs/Edge.


  • Ubuntu V180531 or newer

Install Essential Packages

$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install apt-transport-https ca-certificates curl software-properties-common
$ curl -fsSL | sudo apt-key add -

Add Docker Source

$ sudo add-apt-repository \
"deb [arch=arm64] \
$(lsb_release -cs) \

Install Docker

$ sudo apt-get update

Ubuntu 16.04:

$ sudo apt-get install docker-ce=18.03.1~ce-0~ubuntu

Ubuntu 18.04:

$ sudo apt-get install docker-ce=18.03.1~ce~3-0~ubuntu

Ubuntu 20.04:

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

Start Docker

$ sudo systemctl enable docker
$ sudo systemctl start docker

Add Docker Group

$ sudo groupadd docker
$ sudo usermod -aG docker $USER

Tip: You need to logout or reboot your system.

Check Docker

$ docker run hello-world

If you see the following messages, it means that Docker has been setup correctly:

khadas@Khadas:~$ docker run hello-world
Unable to find image 'hello-world:latest' locally
latest: Pulling from library/hello-world
255483503861: Pull complete
Digest: sha256:4b8ff392a12ed9ea17784bd3c9a8b1fa3299cac44aca35a85c90c5e3c7afacdc
Status: Downloaded newer image for hello-world:latest

Hello from Docker!
This message shows that your installation appears to be working correctly.

To generate this message, Docker took the following steps:
1. The Docker client contacted the Docker daemon.
2. The Docker daemon pulled the "hello-world" image from the Docker Hub.
3. The Docker daemon created a new container from that image which runs the
executable that produces the output you are currently reading.
4. The Docker daemon streamed that output to the Docker client, which sent it
to your terminal.

To try something more ambitious, you can run an Ubuntu container with:
$ docker run -it ubuntu bash

Share images, automate workflows, and more with a free Docker ID:

For more examples and ideas, visit:

See Also

Get Docker CE for Ubuntu