Work With Containers On Your Pi Using HypriotOS 1.0.0 Linux


Raspberry Pi is one of the most impactful technology stories of the past few years, It is a tiny Linux-based single board computer that launched a new version earlier this year with built-in wireless and a more powerful 64-bit processor.

We recently came across the release of a new Debian derivative that’s developed to run Docker on your Pi. It is referred to as HypriotOS v1.0.0 “Blackbeard”, and here is what the official announcement on the HypriotOS blog says:

“Today we proudly present our 1.0.0 release of HypriotOS – a container OS that takes you from Zero to Docker within 5 Minutes only, on any device of the complete Raspberry Pi family.”

It might as well be the first Linux distro to offer Docker support for Raspberry Pi. HypriotOS v1.0.0 boasts a Docker Engine 1.12.1 with the latest versions of Docker Machine and Docker Compose straight out of the box.

This lightweight OS needs just 600MB of storage memory to install and run.

In order to get the OS up and running, you would need to install HypriotOS flash tool and then run the following command.


After that is done, slot your SD card into the Pi and power it on. On connecting to a Raspberry Pi, the boot process should take about five minutes. Download HypriotOS 1.0.0 here.

Feature Highlights of HypriotOS 1.0.0:

Take a look at HypriotOS 1.0.0’s major features below:

  • All Raspberry Pi versions are supported
  • Download package is just 232MB
  • Easy flashing with HypriotOS flash tool
  • Easy installation and configuration
  • Enhanced security
  • High performance out of the box
  • Lastest Docker Engine 1.12.1 with Swarm Mode

Other than this Docker integration, Google’s upcoming OS, Fuschia is expected to support Raspberry Pi.

If you would like in on more changes and detailed information about HypriotOS head over to Github to read the release notes.

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Martins Okoi
Computer Science enthusiasts with a passion for learning new things. In my spare time, I listen to music, read like a compiler, and learn like an A.I algorithm.

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