Docker-compose fails on Windows with “Error while fetching server API version: (2, ‘CreateFile’, ‘The system cannot find the file specified.’)”

Once again, I come to you with a surprisingly opaque problem, and offer to share my bemusingly simple solution. That should be a dedicated series on my blog – although on second thought, perhaps lobbing 90% of my articles under one tag wouldn’t be helpful… 😁 Problem When running docker-compose up the command would fail, and instead output a disgustingly long set of what looks like a whole pile of pythons engaging in quantum entanglement would angrily hiss at you, if bothered. It’s not pretty.…Continue reading Docker-compose fails on Windows with “Error while fetching server API version: (2, ‘CreateFile’, ‘The system cannot find the file specified.’)”

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Gotchas when configuring Home Assistant on Docker on Windows

What a nice headline, right? 😅 One day, I thought I’d give Home Assistant a try! And obviously, I couldn’t just make things easy and run it in a Linux virtual machine or my Raspberry Pi – instead, obviously I decided to run it on Windows 10! And obviously, I’d use Docker for it. And of course, not just Docker, but docker-compose. Whatever that is. I don’t know – it’s the first time I’m trying out Docker. Or Home Assistant! Another learning experience coming in,…Continue reading Gotchas when configuring Home Assistant on Docker on Windows