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  1. Brink Win User

    Install Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) Distros in Windows 10


    How to: Install Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) Distros in Windows 10

    How to Install Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) Distros in Windows 10


    The Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) is a new Windows 10 feature that enables you to run native Linux command-line tools directly on Windows, alongside your traditional Windows desktop and modern store apps.

    When you have export and import WSL distros.

    The first time a newly installed WSL distro runs, a Console window will open, and you'll be asked to wait for a minute or two for the installation to complete.

    Once installation is complete, you will be prompted to create a new user account (and its password).

    Creating your Linux user is the first step in setting up a new Linux distribution on WSL. The first user account you create is automatically configured with a few special attributes:
    1. It is your default user -- it signs-in automatically on launch.
    2. It is Linux administrator (a member of the sudo group) by default.
    Each Linux distribution running on the Windows Subsystem for Linux has its own Linux user accounts and passwords. You will have to configure a Linux user account any time you add a distribution, reinstall, or reset. Linux user accounts are not only independent per distribution, they are also independent from your Windows 10 user account.

    When you open a new distro instance, you won't be prompted for your password, but if you elevate a process using sudo, you will need to enter your password, so make sure you choose a password you can easily remember.

    See also:
    This tutorial will show you how to install and setup Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) distro apps from the Microsoft Store for your account in Windows 10.



    Here's How:

    1 Click/tap on the link below to open the Microsoft Store app directly to the Run Linux on Windows page.
    Run Linux on Windows | Microsoft Store
    2 Click/tap on the WSL distro app (ex: "Ubuntu") you want to install. (see screenshot below)

    Install Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) Distros in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    3 Click/tap on Install. (see screenshot below)

    You may need to click/tap on Get before seeing Install.

    If you see Launch instead, then the app is already installed.


    Install Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) Distros in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    4 When the WSL distro app has finished installing, click/tap on Launch to run the app. (see screenshots below)

    You can also open this WSL distro app from All Apps in your Start menu.


    Install Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) Distros in Windows 10 [​IMG]


    Install Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) Distros in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    Install Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) Distros in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    5 When the console window of the WSL distro opens for the first time, you will need to: (see screenshot below)
    • Enter new UNIX username for this WSL distro.
    • Enter new UNIX password for this username.
    • Retype new UNIX password to confirm.

    Install Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) Distros in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    6 When finished, you can close the Microsoft Store app and the console window.


    That's it,
    Shawn


    Related Tutorials

    :)
     
    Brink, Jun 1, 2018
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  2. Windows Subsystem Linux

    Hello,

    We would like to know more about the issue you're experiencing with using
    Windows Subsystem for Linux
    . Kindly answer the following questions:

    • Are you developing a program, an app, or a software for Linux?
    • Is your Window 10 PC connected to a domain?
    • Are you managing a Windows Server PC?
    • What troubleshooting steps have you tried so far?
    • Can you tell us the Version and OS build of your Windows 10 device? You can find this information by clicking the
      Start button, type About your PC, and then press
      Enter.

    We need the following information in order to determine if we need to refer your concern to the
    TechNet forums or the Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) forums.

    For now, we suggest reviewing these support articles to find out if there's an issue with the installation of
    Windows Subsystem for Linux:


    We'll be waiting for your response.
     
    Devlin Sco, Oct 27, 2019
    #2
  3. Issues while installing Windows Subsystem for Linux 2

    Hi Paul,



    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.



    I understand that you are facing issues while installing Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 on your PC. I certainly appreciate your efforts in trying to resolve the issue by performing certain troubleshooting steps.



    I would suggest you to refer the section Set a distro to be backed by WSL 2 using the command line from the article

    Installation Instructions for WSL 2
    and see if that helps.



    However, since the issue is related to Windows Subsystem for Linux, I would suggest you to post your query on

    TechNet forums
    , where we have support professionals who are well equipped with the knowledge to assist you with the query.



    Regards,

    Prakhar Khare

    Microsoft Community – Moderator
     
    Prakhar_Khare, Oct 27, 2019
    #3
  4. Amit_Sun Win User

    Install Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) Distros in Windows 10

    Error 0x80070003 Windows Subsystem for Linux

    Hi,

    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.

    This issue could occur when distros are not stored on your system driver or if your system is in lower build and also if Windows Subsystem for Linux is not enabled, you can follow the instruction from the article
    Windows Subsystem for Linux Installation Guide for Windows 10
    and check if this helps you.

    You can also Manually download Windows Subsystem for Linux distro packages
    and install it.

    If you need any further assistance, I suggest you to post your query on
    TechNet
    forums where you will find support engineers who are well equipped with the knowledge and help you fix the issue.

    Hope it helps,

    Amit Sunar

    Microsoft Community – Moderator
     
    Amit_Sun, Oct 27, 2019
    #4
  5. Brink Win User
    Sideloading Custom Linux Distro to Windows 10 Subsystem for Linux

    Source: Open Sourcing a WSL Sample for Linux Distribution Maintainers and Sideloading Custom Linux Distributions Windows Command Line Tools For Developers
     
    Brink, Oct 27, 2019
    #5
  6. Brink Win User
    Sideloading Custom Linux Distro to Windows 10 Subsystem for Linux


    Source: Open Sourcing a WSL Sample for Linux Distribution Maintainers and Sideloading Custom Linux Distributions Windows Command Line Tools For Developers
     
    Brink, Oct 27, 2019
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