Tutorial: Installing Docker

Tutorial to install the Docker environment on Windows.

With this software we can use Linux simulation programs in Windows. One of its advantages is the possibility of using your own files and data structure.

To successfully install Docker, we recommend to use a PC with  more than 10GB of free space in disc C. It is also needed to have the virtualization environment activated.


Go to Google and search "Docker Toolbox". Access the first website.

Select the Windows option and download the file. Continue with the installation leaving all options by default.


Once it is finished, you will find two shortcuts on the Desktop: Docker Quickstart Terminal and Kitematic (alpha).

Open Docker Quickstart Terminal. Wait for the terminal to finish the processes. It will ask for some permissions that you need to accept. This will only happen the first time.

Once the configuration is finished, a whale will appear on screen. This is now Linux.

For example, if you type "ls" you will visualize a list of the files found in the USER folder.

Now, type "cd Documents/", then "ls" and you will visualize the files in Documents folder.

You can now use this terminal as you were on Linux.


Saul Montoya

Saul Montoya es Ingeniero Civil graduado de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú en Lima con estudios de postgrado en Manejo e Ingeniería de Recursos Hídricos (Programa WAREM) de la Universidad de Stuttgart con mención en Ingeniería de Aguas Subterráneas y Hidroinformática.

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