Here, find some answers to the question : I have downloaded Podman Desktop but I am unable to see any of my image or container
The tool connects to Podman using the socket on the host on macOS and on a named pipe on Windows. This is available only on podman 4.0.2+ So, please check your version and update.
On Windows, the named pipe is
//./pipe/docker_engine when Docker Desktop is not installed. It will be solved by https://github.com/containers/podman/issues/13502 / https://github.com/containers/podman/pull/13655. During that time, you may start Docker Desktop so the named pipe is the one expected.
Check at least a podman machine is running on Windows & macOS:
podman machine list
And check a connection can be made with the CLI
$ podman run quay.io/podman/hello
!... Hello Podman World ...!
/ - - \
/ (O) (O) \
~~~| -=(,Y,)=- |
.---. /` \ |~~
~/ o o \~~~~.----. ~~
| =(X)= |~ / (O (O) \
~~~~~~~ ~| =(Y_)=- |
~~~~ ~~~| U |~~
Fixing corrupted Podman Machine in Windows
If at all you are not able to stop your Podman Machine, you will find such an error in the Logs-
Error: Error stopping sysd: exit status 1
It is highly unlikely that you may be stuck in such a situation but if you are, here's a quick fix for it.
Assuming the name of the Podman Machine to be
my-machine, run the following commands in the terminal:
This shall display a list of active distributions i.e.
my-machine in this case.
wsl --unregister my-machine
my-machine with the name that is displayed under
wsl --list for your Podman Machine)
This will stop the Podman Machine for you.
Code Ready Containers
- Check that podman preset is defined. (
crc config get preset)
- Check that
crcbinary is available in the user PATH (
- Check that
crc setup --check-onlyis running without errors.