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Does Ubuntu Linux need VirtualBox to run docker-machine

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(Nnkumar13) #1

Hi,

I am running Ubuntu Linux Amazon EC2 instance. I’ve installed docker, docker-machine, virtualbox. While running below command I am getting error .

ubuntu@ip-172-31-71-238:~$ docker-machine create --driver virtualbox default
Running pre-create checks…
Error with pre-create check: “This computer doesn’t have VT-X/AMD-v enabled. Enabling it in the BIOS is mandatory”

Since I am running on Amazon EC2 instance, not sure if I can update BIOS.

Also, I am wondering if I really need virtual box on Linux OS to run docker-machine?


(Michael Friis) #2

You don’t need docker machine or virtualbox. Just install Docker and you’re set: https://docs.docker.com/engine/installation/linux/ubuntu/


(chetanya chopra) #3

if i am not wrong you dont need docker machine if you are using linux …
docker machine is needed if you are on windows, mac etc as docker needs linux