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13 Jun 2015

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  • Boot2Docker


boot2docker docker VM


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1.6.2 | Updated: 13 Jun 2015



Downloads of v 1.6.2:



Software Author(s):

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To install Boot2Docker, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade Boot2Docker, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall Boot2Docker, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to

4. Choose your deployment method:

choco upgrade boot2docker -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade boot2docker -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'"

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure boot2docker installed
    name: boot2docker
    state: present
    version: 1.6.2
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'boot2docker' do
  action    :install
  version  '1.6.2'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: boot2docker,
    Version: 1.6.2,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller boot2docker
   Name     = 'boot2docker'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '1.6.2'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'boot2docker':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '1.6.2',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install boot2docker version="1.6.2" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

This package was approved by moderator DanAtkinson on 03 Jul 2015.


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).
Docker - An open platform for distributed applications for developers and sysadmins.

Boot2Docker package for Chocolatey


Install-ChocolateyPackage 'boot2docker' 'exe' '/VERYSILENT' ''

Install-ChocolateyPath "$env:ProgramFiles\Boot2Docker for Windows\"

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Version Downloads Last Updated Status
Boot2Docker 1.5.0 1123 Friday, March 13, 2015 Approved

<li>Boot2Docker v1.6.2</li>
<li>Boot2Docker Management Tool v1.6.2</li>
<li>Docker v1.6.2</li>
<li>VirtualBox v4.3.28-r100309</li>
<li>msysGit v1.9.5-preview20150319</li>

This package has no dependencies.

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