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Install Ubuntu on WSL (Windows Subsystem For Linux)

WSL and VMWare Workstation software cannot coexist in the same machine. So WSL will break existing VMWare Workstation installations. The existing VMWare virtual machines will not start any more.

So if you still plan to use VMWare, don't install WSL.

Open Power Shell with administrative rights:

wsl --install

Then check for all available distros:

wsl --list --online
The following is a list of valid distributions that can be installed.
Install using 'wsl --install -d <Distro>'.

Ubuntu          Ubuntu
Debian          Debian GNU/Linux
kali-linux      Kali Linux Rolling
openSUSE-42     openSUSE Leap 42
SLES-12         SUSE Linux Enterprise Server v12
Ubuntu-16.04    Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
Ubuntu-18.04    Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
Ubuntu-20.04    Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Install a distro:

wsl.exe --install -d

At the end, if the installation was successful, you'll be asked to enter an username and a password.

windows/windows-subsystem-for-linux/install-ubuntu.txt · Last modified: 2023/07/04 19:36 by