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You can download tar files required for installation from{distro}/{version}

, where {distro} is the name of the distro you want and {version} is the optional version number. Note that though you're accessing the domain, this project doesn't provide tar files to download and you'll be redirected to download files maintained by others.

Here is a list of supported distros and related information.

{distro} Possible {version} values Default {version} value if not specified Additional argument required for LxRunOffline install Download source
Ubuntu Code name of the releases. e.g. "xenial" N/A1 None tianon/docker-brew-ubuntu-core
UbuntuFromMS "14" or "16" N/A1 None Microsoft
ArchLinux N/A2 N/A -r root.x86_64
Alpine3 "edge" or "vx.y" edge -r .
Fedora "rawhide" or version number rawhide -r . fedora-cloud/docker-brew-fedora
openSUSE4 "Tumbleweed" or "Leap-x.y" Tumbleweed -r . openSUSE/docker-containers-build
Debian Code name of the releases. e.g. "stretch" sid None debuerreotype/docker-debian-artifacts

1: You must specify a version of Ubuntu.

2: Arch Linux uses rolling releases, so you don't need to and can't specify a version number.

3: You need to use Windows 10 October 2018 Update (v1809) or later to install Alpine Linux.

4: The openSUSE download source used by the redirection links is no longer maintained. You can find newer versions at openSUSE's cloud image download site. The files there aren't named consistently, but generally those with "rootfs" and "x86_64" in their names should work.

Quick start

For layman user who knows very little about all other good Linux distributions, one shall start the LxRunOffline with the following image from Microsoft. According to the description, it should be identical to what one can normally download from the Microsoft Store.

Upon filling up the precise absolute path to the 16.04.2-server-cloudimg-amd64-root.tar.gz file, the command shall create a distribution named as UF, in directory c:\WSL\UFull.

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