Docker Daemon "fails" to load, and prevents my ubuntu from loading desktop

Hello. So here is the issue.

I received this issue previously,

and received an error when trying to push a large image of 9GB. this attempt caused problems on my linux system, and since then I am not able to load my Linux desktop.

So for any linux users, I can successfully use GRUB2 to boot my linux, I see the error when manually loading my linux kernel
“Docker daemon fails to connect”.

After, my login screen loads successfully, I enter my password, and then it freezes when trying to load my desktop.

Is there a way I can delete Docker software from GRUB2 ? I need to clear memory to load my desktop.


I am using Ubuntu 14.04, and have used GRUB2 to load vmlinuz-3-.16-0.34-generic and 3.16.0-30-generic, both can not load my desktop.

Thank you guys.

Hi Anthony,

Is your disk full? - The Docker daemon might not be able to start because of disk space issues.

If you can get to a terminal you should be able to uninstall Docker by:

sudo apt-get purge --auto-remove lxc-docker

Note: Any purged configs/data can not be restored by reinstalling the package.