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How to Install Portainer on Linux Mint

How to Install Portainer on Linux Mint

Linux Mint is a popular distribution of the Linux operating system that is known for its ease of use and user-friendly interface. Portainer, on the other hand, is a powerful container management tool that can help you manage and deploy containers on your Linux Mint machine.

In this article, we will guide you through the steps to install Portainer on Linux Mint.

Before we proceed with the installation, please ensure that you have administrative privileges on your Linux Mint machine.

Step 1: Install Docker

Portainer requires Docker to be installed on your Linux Mint machine. To install Docker, open the Terminal and enter the following commands:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install docker.io

This will update the package lists and install Docker on your machine.

Step 2: Start Docker Service

After installing Docker, start the Docker service by running the following command:

sudo systemctl start docker

Step 3: Install Portainer

Now that Docker is installed and running, you can proceed with the installation of Portainer. To install Portainer on your Linux Mint machine, enter the following commands in the Terminal:

sudo docker volume create portainer_data
sudo docker run -d -p 9000:9000 --name portainer --restart always -v /var/run/docker.sock:/var/run/docker.sock -v portainer_data:/data portainer/portainer-ce

This will create a Docker volume for Portainer data and start the Portainer container. Portainer will be accessible on port 9000 of your machine.

Step 4: Access Portainer

Once Portainer is installed, you can access it by opening your web browser and entering the following URL:

http://localhost:9000

This will take you to the Portainer login page. You can log in using your Docker credentials or by creating a new account.

Step 5: Create Container

After logging in, you can start managing your Docker containers using Portainer. To create a new container, click on the "Containers" tab and then click on the "Add container" button. Follow the prompts to create your container.

More Examples:

  • To stop the Portainer container, enter the following command in the Terminal:
sudo docker stop portainer
  • To remove the Portainer container, enter the following command in the Terminal:
sudo docker rm portainer
  • To remove the Portainer data volume, enter the following command in the Terminal:
sudo docker volume rm portainer_data

We hope this article was helpful in guiding you through the installation of Portainer on Linux Mint. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to leave them below.

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