Bash in Windows

How to get Ubuntu Installed in Windows 10 Anniversary Edition

Steve Smith explains the process of getting the Ubuntu installed in Windows 10.

Episode #6-50 released on August 28, 2016

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The Windows 10 Anniversary Edition comes with a special gift for anyone who wants access to Windows, and access to Linux. Though, it isn't all the Linux many expect, I'll be explaining how to get Windows 10 Anniversary to install the Bash client, and a few basic commands to get you started, then in later episodes we will dive deeper into this Ubuntu Windows Mashup.

First, I need to point something out, you are required to install the Anniversary Update, in order, to obtain the ability to have the Ubuntu Bash functionality. If you go to Windows Settings, then System, and click about, your Windows 10 version has to be 1607, in order for this to all work. If it is not, simply update Windows 10, until it is.

Secondly, you will have to access Windows Update, more specifically "Update & Security", then go to section "For Developers". You will have to enable "Developer Mode". You will be asked to restart Windows 10 for changes to occur, this is normal.

The Third step, once you have done the rest of the updates and changes to your Windows will to turn on the feature required for Bash to be installed in your computer. Changing over to Developer Mode, and Having Windows 10 Version 1607 are prerequisites for the next step, you cannot do the next step without having down those first. Head over to the control panel, for easy access right click the Start icon and click on "Control Panel". Head over to "Programs and Features". Click the link "Turn Windows Features on or off". Then, look for the program called "Windows Subsystem for Linux(Beta)". Windows will have to install this new feature, and you will be required to restart your computer, yet again.

The second to last step is easy, use the Windows Search or Cortana to look for Bash on your computer. Follow the instructions given to set it up. Basically you will have to create a username and give it a password.

Now, since this does not update with Windows Update, you will have a bonus final step that will allow you to maintain this Linux distribution, in Windows. Whenever it states it has updates to do, you will use the following command, "sudo apt-get update" it will ask for your password, enter it, and this Linux distribution will be updated for you.

In future episode I will be talking about various features you can add to your experience that will make this tool far more useful for everyone.

Host : Steve Smith | Music : Jonny Lee Hart | Editor : Steve Smith | Producer : Zed Axis Productions

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