I'm using this open source to boot to a linux desktop straight from my Windows LogonUI, using the WSL.
My preferred linux desktop is of course elementary.
How do I install elementary's desktop on my ubuntu bash on Windows?

  • I know what you are trying to do ... but I have a question ... why have you not mentioned virtualation? perhaps under virtualbox running elementary linux loki Aug 23, 2017 at 20:50

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You should try to install the elementary-desktop package

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:elementary-os/stable
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:elementary-os/os-patches
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get install elementary-desktop
  • and what binary do I need to run? Mar 26, 2017 at 14:52
  • You should run the commands here in a terminal window first once. After you can start a new Pantheon shell with gnome-session --session=pantheon
    – lemonslice
    Mar 31, 2017 at 19:47

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