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I am getting the following error while installing Docker on EC 2 instance, I am using following commands to install Docker 

Docker Installation on AWS

Install the installed packages and package cache on your instance


sudo yum update -y

Install the most recent docker community edition package

sudo yum install docker -y

But when i tried to start the docker service, I am getting the below error:

[ec2-user@ip-172-31-39-235 ~]$ sudo service start docker
Redirecting to /bin/systemctl start docker.service
Failed to start docker.service: Unit start.service not found.

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Reason: This occurs due to the wrong usage of service.

Solution: To resolve this issue kindly use:

sudo systemctl start docker

or you can use,

sudo service start docker

For more commands like this, refer Docker Cheat Sheet.

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