Windows 10: How to configure Windows 10 WSL1 that's already installed

Discus and support How to configure Windows 10 WSL1 that's already installed in Windows 10 Software and Apps to solve the problem; I need to use the Windows Subsystem for Linux. Just for fun I typed bash in a command window, and much to my surprise it started up. It was surprising... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Software and Apps' started by cormanaz, Sep 14, 2020.

  1. cormanaz Win User

    How to configure Windows 10 WSL1 that's already installed


    I need to use the Windows Subsystem for Linux. Just for fun I typed bash in a command window, and much to my surprise it started up. It was surprising because I never installed it (or at least don't remember doing so), and docs like the install guide from Microsoft imply that you have to.

    My W10 version (18362.1082) is lower than necessary to run WSL2, so it must be WSL1 (unless it could be something else). Other than that, since I don't remember installing it, I have no idea what flavor or version of Linux is installed. I tried the normal linux command for this purpose, cat /etc/os-release , which replies there is no such file.

    The docs say that the linux admin credentials are independent of the W10 credentials. So I also ran whoami to see if a user had been established and it gave me the same name as for my W10 installation. When I tried to use a sudo command to see if it was the same password too, it said bash: sudo: command not found. So something is amiss.

    How can I determine what is going on here? How can I tell if this unix instance is WSL1, and if so whether it is fully set up and what flavor/version of Linux it's running? Also what the admin password is? Or do I still need to take all the steps in the install guide linked above?

    :)
     
    cormanaz, Sep 14, 2020
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