Lightweight Linux for Docker

This project is maintained by boot2docker


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.



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

Docker Hub

To save and share container images, automate workflows, and more sign-up for a free Docker Hub account.

Build your own boot2docker.iso

Go to How to build for Documentation on how to build your own boot2docker ISO.