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).
See Frequently asked questions for more details.
- Kernel 4.1.18 with AUFS, Docker 1.10.2
- Container persistence via disk automount on
- SSH keys persistence via disk automount
- Host-only network for easy access to ports mapped by Docker
Download the installers for Mac OS X and Windows.
How to use
Check out the latest use and install instructions for Mac OS X and Windows
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Build your own boot2docker.iso
Go to How to build for Documentation on how to build your own boot2docker ISO.