I have this following image:

REPOSITORY               TAG         IMAGE ID       CREATED       SIZE
nvcr.io/nvidia/pytorch   18.04-py3   c3555fec4fe6   3 years ago   5.9GB

The goal is to use Ubuntu 18.04 with CUDA 10.2. Now I want to create a container with this image. How can I do that? The guides online didn't make much sense to me as I'm pretty new to docker.

2 Answers 2


Depending on what you want to do, there are a lot of options you can pass in to docker, but if you just want to run the code in the container as written:

docker run nvcr.io/nvidia/pytorch:18.04-py3


docker run c3555fec4fe6

or even

docker run c3

you can give your docker images a more reasonable name with

docker image tag nvcr.io/nvidia/pytorch:18.04-py3 pytorch

and run that with

docker run pytorch


  • man docker-run

  • man docker-image-tag

and https://docs.docker.com/engine/reference/commandline/run/

  • I did docker image tag nvcr.io/nvidia/pytorch:18.04-py3 pytorch and then tried to do sudo docker run pytorch but its giving me docker: Error response from daemon: mkdir /var/lib/docker/containers/22346b8352726ee06780791c3ee37c138b8c4b3d600225502266916e57902c56: no such file or directory. Mar 11, 2022 at 14:53
  • What's the linux distribution you're running docker on? Could be selinux or apparmor preventing dockerd from doing its work. You could manually mkdir sudo mkdir -p /var/lib/docker/containers but I think the docker installer should have taken care of that. I've read people with those kinds of errors get 'em fixed with a re-install yum reinstall docker or apt-get --reinstall install docker
    – Peter Turner
    Mar 11, 2022 at 15:21
  • I'm running Ubuntu 21.10 Mar 11, 2022 at 15:54
  • OK then probably apparmor, you can test and see if it works with apparmor turned off "systemctl stop apparmor" then I'd ask a followup question (this is docker-weeds specific, not devops , I'd ask on askubuntu.com or unix.stackexchange.com) to see what you're supposed to do at that point.
    – Peter Turner
    Mar 11, 2022 at 15:59
  • I already have /var/lib/docker/containers. I think docker is just not turning this image into a container.. Mar 11, 2022 at 16:27

This would be the multi-layer approach in docker containers...

#Create the base OS image
FROM python:3 AS base

#Update the OS ubuntu image
RUN apt-get -y update

#Install packages
RUN apt-get -y install firefox \
&& apt-get -y install vim

#Create another image layer on top of base to install requirements
FROM base AS requirements

#Install the requirements
RUN pip3 install -r requirements.txt

#Create an intermediate image layer for testing purpose
FROM requirements as test

#Create the build context
COPY /usr/src/my-app /desktop/my-app

#Test the final app
CMD ["python3", "index.py"]

Take a look at this: https://www.geeksforgeeks.org/how-to-combine-multiple-base-images-using-single-dockerfile/

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