Tuesday 6 October 2020

WSL shell in ConEmu

Here's a quick note to remind me how I setup a WSL shell in ConEmu.

I just created a new task with the following command:

set PATH="%ConEmuBaseDirShort%\wsl";%PATH% & wsl

Simple as that.

Thursday 1 October 2020

Error 0xc03a001a when installing Windows Subsystem for Linux

The Problem

Here's a quick note to help if you have issues installing the Windows Subsystem for Linux, specifically the following error:

"WslRegisterDistribution failed with error: 0xc03a001a"

I was trying to install Ubuntu 20.04 LTS on Windows 10 Home (10.0.18363) following the instructions found here:

The issue occurred when I was trying to launch Ubuntu from the Store (Step 7 in the instructions). The error message appears in the command window.

The Solution

There are several posts out there that can help:

For me the solution was simple, I navigated to the %LOCALAPPDATA%/packages/ folder and located the Ubuntu distribution package.

Figure 1 - Locate the package

Right-click on the package and select General > Advanced. Uncheck "Compress contents to save disk space".

Figure 2 - Uncheck "Compress contents to save disk space"

Now relaunch the Linux distribution from the store. Everything should now work.