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kubadm init: [ERROR CRI]: container runtime is not running


User trying to run kubadm init on master or nodes to initialize the cluster and gets the following error :

#kubeadm init

[init] Using Kubernetes version: v1.24.2

[preflight] Running pre-flight checks

error execution phase preflight: [preflight] Some fatal errors occurred:

[ERROR CRI]: container runtime is not running: output: time=”2022-06-26T19:02:43+03:00″ level=fatal msg=”unable to determine runtime API version: rpc error: code = Unavailable desc = connection error: desc = \”transport: Error while dialing dial unix /var/run/containerd/containerd.sock: connect: no such file or directory\””

, error: exit status 1


sudo rm /etc/containerd/config.toml
sudo systemctl restart containerd
sudo kubeadm init

Solution 2

systemctl restart docker


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