brent saner via plug on 20 Mar 2021 17:32:51 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] Windows driver for ext2/ext3

On Sat, Mar 20, 2021, 17:07 Walt Mankowski via plug <> wrote:
On Sat, Mar 20, 2021 at 02:24:00PM -0400, brent saner via plug wrote:
> Any possibility to install the WSL on your wife's laptop?
> It's still hacky, but it's less hacky than a lot of other options.

It's way more hacky than formatting the drive as exFAT and having it
Just Work everywhere.

In fact, installing WSL2 on Win10 was pretty darn hacky the last time
I tried it. It involved tweaking some control panel settings,
installing a package off the Windows App Store, and rebooting several
times, setting up accounts inside WSL, etc. Once it's installed it
needs to be configured and maintained in a completely different manner
than the rest of the laptop.

If you have Insiders (beta-testing) enabled, it's a single command.

Otherwise it's 4 commands or so. I don't recall anything about going into the Control Panel (or whatever MS calls it these days).

Taking all that into consideration, I'm a bit curious which other
options you think are hackier than that?


Some other suggestions that were actually presented earlier in the thread, such as:

- Setting up a NAS
- Configuring Samba

Installing WSL2 also allows you access to portable-media-optimized filesystems, *and* (at least) read access to all macOS filesystems as well.

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