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This package was approved by moderator DanAtkinson on 7/3/2015.

boot2docker is a lightweight Linux distribution based on Tiny Core Linux made specifically to run Docker containers. It runs completely from RAM, weighs ~27MB and boots in ~5s (YMMV).
Docker - An open platform for distributed applications for developers and sysadmins.

To install Boot2Docker, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install boot2docker

To upgrade Boot2Docker, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade boot2docker


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    Install-ChocolateyPackage 'boot2docker' 'exe' '/VERYSILENT' ''
    Install-ChocolateyPath "$env:ProgramFiles\Boot2Docker for Windows\"

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Boot2Docker


Release Notes

<li>Boot2Docker v1.6.2</li>
<li>Boot2Docker Management Tool v1.6.2</li>
<li>Docker v1.6.2</li>
<li>VirtualBox v4.3.28-r100309</li>
<li>msysGit v1.9.5-preview20150319</li>

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Boot2Docker 1.5.0 1031 Friday, March 13, 2015 approved

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