WSL2 can now mount Linux ext4 disks directly

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  • .emacs.d

    $> git clone

  • genie

    A quick way into a systemd "bottle" for WSL

    I used to run systemd in WSL through and it worked pretty well. Not sure about modules but I found compiling my own kernel with some more features (ext4 encryption support) pretty easy.

    (That being said, I'm _extremely_ happy to run Linux natively now and no longer run any Windows)

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  • WSL

    Issues found on WSL

    I'm also not sure why I'd use WSL2 and there are two big problems I ran into with it:

    * It broke my ability to flash my ESP32 via USB (guessing WSL2 has trouble accessing USB devices)

    * It uses significantly more RAM than WSL1

    * There is performance problems when working on NTFS partitions, or at least there were when I tried it:

  • wsl-distrod

    Distrod is a meta-distro for WSL 2 which installs Ubuntu, Arch, Debian, Gentoo, etc. with systemd in a minute for you. Distrod also has built-in auto-start feature on Windows startup and port forwarding ability.

    You can install SystemD-enabled WSL instances with distrod[0], and they have future plans to allow dual-booted physical Linux distro on a separate disk to run as a WSL instance.


  • dotnet-computevirtualization

    Sample class library for interfacing with Windows host compute service.

  • WSL2-Linux-Kernel

    The source for the Linux kernel used in Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 (WSL2)

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