wsl-archlinux-manager: An efficient & easy strategy to install and manage Arch Linux instances on WSL.

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  • ArchWSL

    ArchLinux based WSL Distribution. Supports multiple install.

    bash distroname config I installed Arch by essentially pulling the RootFS from a mirror and making it WSL friendly, so there was basically no way for me to configure or extend on this whatsoever. I did find this, but I found it suspicious after going through a bit of the source as there was virtually no build instructions on how the RootFS was built but rather just a magical prebuilt one.

  • wsl-archlinux-manager

    WIP: An efficient & easy strategy to install and manage Arch Linux instances on Windows Subsystem For Linux (WSL).

    Let me know your thoughts on this, you can check it out here. Do keep in mind it's not fully functional though. Will update this post once it is fully functional and stable.

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  • 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.

    I use distrod to get a wsl instance of Arch running. It's nice to have (some) systemd functionality with it ;)

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