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So I have WSL-2 configured fully. Is there any way I can run elementary OS the same way Ubuntu runs on WSL? I don't want to use a VM nor the dual boot option so this looks like the only viable alternative. Thanks for the help in advance!

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I came across the following Gist on GitHub that may be of help:

Instructions on how to install a custom distro in WSL2 (Windows SubSystem for Linux 2)

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https://github.com/sileshn/ElementaryWSL

Am going to try that for Elementary 6.1 on Win11 WSL2

Although installing pantheon on WSL2 Ubuntu seems the easier compared to this or creating elementary as a custom WSL2 distro

EDIT / UPDATE:

That works flawlessly. The last updated github stuff of Sailesh i mean.

Unzip and run elementary.exe OR do wsl --import thing. It's got Elementary 6. You have to apt install any stuff you need.

Will try installing gui/desktop similar to how its working for ubuntu.

Though TBH i guess MS has made both WSL & WSA in a way that we will start using any required Android/Linux apps just on the normal windows 11 desktop and slowly forget any Linux desktop or Android Launcher/Desktop/Home-Screen !

Though i have both with gui desktops, the desktop/launcher is actually only needed when you want to configure any stuff or just generally to check / explore stuff.

The very few apps i need from android & linux are better run just directly.

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