I recently formated my computer to install Windows 10 and lost my jekyll installation. Instead of installing jekyll again, I wanted to test how it is to run it from a docker image. As I am new to docker, I wanted to see if I could do everything from the UI, before learning the commands.


  1. Have installed Windows 10 Anniversary Update
  2. Have installed Docker for Windows
  3. Have installed Kitematic

The first thing you need to do, is to download the jekyll image: jekyll/jekyll

You can do this directly from kitematic. I assigned a fixed port (settings/ports), and pointed my volume (settings/volumes) to my local github repository.

After this it should be able to run, but I got some permission errors:

Error: Permission denied @ dir_s_mkdir - /srv/jekyll/_site

To fix this, you can open the docker settings, go to “shared drives”, then check C and enter your credentials.

After this, my “hello world” jekyll service was running in a linux VM (MobyLinuxVM) on Windows 10.