Linux Mint 19 Install Docker

Build and run container images with Docker.


Oct 02, 2019 Install Docker and Docker composer on Linux Mint 19. Tutorial: The steps here are performed on the Linux Mint 19 to install Docker engine, however, they will be the same for Ubuntu 19.04, 18.04 elementary OS and other Ubuntu-based Linux operating system.

  1. Aug 27, 2021 Enable snaps on Linux Mint and install docker Snaps are applications packaged with all their dependencies to run on all popular Linux distributions from a single build. They update automatically and roll back gracefully.
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  • This build can only access files in the home directory. So Dockerfiles and all other files used in commands like docker build, docker save and docker load need to be in $HOME.
  • You can change the configuration of this build by modifying the files in /var/snap/docker/current/.
  • Additional certificates used by the Docker daemon to authenticate with registries need to be added in /var/snap/docker/current/etc/docker/certs.d (instead of /etc/docker/certs.d).

Running Docker as normal user

By default, Docker is only accessible with root privileges (sudo). If you want to use docker as a regular user, you need to add your user to the docker group.

Warning: if you add your user to the docker group, it will have similar power as the root user. For details on how this impacts security in your system, see


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Install Docker in Linux Mint 19.1


One of the first things I wanted to try on my fresh Linux Mint 19.1 install was Docker. This post captures the steps I’ve taken to get Docker CE (community edition) version installed on my Linux-based Dell XPS laptop.

Docker in Linux Mint

Since Linux Mint is based on Ubuntu, you shouldn’t have any issues getting Docker installed from the official repository of I have followed instructions from here: Docker Docs – Install Docker CE in Ubuntu.

I followed instruction pretty much word for word, except the part where you’re adding a new apt repository to your Linux Mint.

In the procedure fully documented below, I have changed this command:

to this:

This is because Linux Mint has its own version names and they don’t match Ubuntu ones. But because I know that Linux Mint 19.1 is based on Ubuntu Bionic, I just made the replacement as shown above.

Linux Mint 19 Install Docker

Install Docker CE in Linux Mint 19.1

Linux Mint 19 Install Docker Tutorial

Here are the full steps for the installation.

Installing Additional Packages

Add Ubuntu version of Docker Repository To Our System

Listing Docker Containers

There shouldn’t be any:

Checking Docker Version

Installing hello-world with Docker


That’s it!

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