Installing Docker on Kali Linux
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- docker run -h kali -v /home:/home =ti kalilinux/kali-rolling /bin/bash
To install Docker on Kali you need to remember that there is already a package named “docker”, therefore Docker has to be installed under a different name. If you install
docker you will not end up with the container version. The version we will be installing is named
docker.io. All commands are the same however, so running
docker on the command line will be the appropriate command.
kali@kali:~$ sudo apt updatekali@kali:~$kali@kali:~$ sudo apt install -y docker.iokali@kali:~$kali@kali:~$ sudo systemctl enable docker --nowkali@kali:~$kali@kali:~$ dockerkali@kali:~$
You can now get started with using docker, with
sudo. If you want to add yourself to the docker group to use
sudo, an additional step is needed:
kali@kali:~$ sudo usermod -aG docker $USERkali@kali:~$
The final thing is to logout and in again.
If you would like to use a Kali Docker image, we have a doc page for that here.
Installing docker-ce on Kali Linux
docker-ce can be installed from Docker repository. One thing to bear in mind, Kali Linux is based on Debian, so we need to use Debian’s current stable version (even though Kali Linux is a rolling distribution). At the time of writing (Dec. 2021), its “bullseye”:
kali@kali:~$ printf '%s\n' "deb https://download.docker.com/linux/debian bullseye stable" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/docker-ce.list
Import the gpg key:
kali@kali:~$ curl -fsSL https://download.docker.com/linux/debian/gpg | sudo gpg --dearmor -o /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/docker-ce-archive-keyring.gpg
Install the latest version of
kali@kali:~$ sudo apt updatekali@kali:~$ sudo apt install -y docker-ce docker-ce-cli containerd.io