To get to a PowerShell from a command prompt:
You can also hit the Windows (⊞) key and type in "PowerShell" to find a PowerShell Prompt.
I prefer to configure my IDEs to also use PowerShell. In Visual Studio Code (VSCode):
Use a Package Manager
There are several options such as
scoop for Windows.
Set-ExecutionPolicy RemoteSigned -scope CurrentUser
Invoke-Expression (New-Object System.Net.WebClient).DownloadString('https://get.scoop.sh')
scoop install sudo
sudo echo "Bloop"
The so-called Windows Subsystem for Linux.
Reset WSL2 Quickly
If you're getting
Network Unreachable in WSL2 for some reason, try this:
sudo Disable-WindowsOptionalFeature -Online -FeatureName -NoRestart `
sudo Enable-WindowsOptionalFeature -Online -FeatureName `
Use Docker in WSL2
There are a few ways to get Docker working.
- A hack such as this one.
- The Docker Desktop WSL2 integration option.
If you only need Docker to work, I strongly suggest you use the Docker Desktop WSL2 integration.
Systemd in WSL2
You can use a hack such as this one, but really, this isn't a good solution. (Largely because Microsoft updates it a lot and things break often.)
I suggest you investigate a Hyper-V, VMWare, or VirtualBox VM. Alternatively, if you have another disk, dual booting is quite reasonable if you give each OS a disk.