using option --digitalocean-ssh-key-fingerprint with docker-machine

On Windows 10, I followed the instructions here to create a swarm, and it worked OK. Now I want to be able to connect to each node in the swarm using one of the SSH keys that I have in DO. To try this, I used command:

docker-machine create --driver digitalocean --digitalocean-ssh-key-fingerprint mFingerprint --digitalocean-access-token mToken mNodeName

the command ends up with an error “Error creating machine: Error detecting OS: OS type not recognized”. The droplet is created and I can access it with the ssh key that I wanted to use, but docker is not installed in the droplet. I think that the problem is that docker-machine does not have the ssh key so it cannot connect to the droplet once created.

How should I proceed, in Windows or Linux, to create nodes for the docker swarm to which I can connect using the stored SSH key?

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If you check the cloud-init-output.log and your access log are you able to see docker-machine’s attempts to access the server?