Install ArchLinux as a WSL Instance. Supports multiple install.
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ArchLinux on WSL (Windows 10 FCU or later) based on wsldl


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  • Windows 10 1709 Fall Creators Update 64bit or later.
  • Windows Subsystem for Linux feature is enabled.


1. Download installer zip

2. Extract all files in zip file to same directory

Please extract to a folder that has write permission. For example 'Program Files' can not be used.

3. Run Arch.exe to Extract rootfs and Register to WSL

Exe filename is using to the instance name to register. If you rename it you can register with a diffrent name and have multiple installs.

Note: Source code for Arch.exe can be found in yuk7/wsldl.

4. Before using pacman, please initialize keyring

[root@PC-NAME user]# pacman-key --init

[root@PC-NAME user]# pacman-key --populate

How-to-Use(for Installed Instance)

exe Usage

Useage :
    <no args>
      - Launches the distro's default behavior. By default, this launches your default shell.

    run <command line>
      - Run the given command line in that distro.

    config [setting [value]]
      - `--default-user <user>`: Set the default user for this distro to <user>
      - `--default-uid <uid>`: Set the default user uid for this distro to <uid>
      - `--append-path <on|off>`: Switch of Append Windows PATH to $PATH
      - `--mount-drive <on|off>`: Switch of Mount drives

    get [setting]
      - `--default-uid`: Get the default user uid in this distro
      - `--append-path`: Get on/off status of Append Windows PATH to $PATH
      - `--mount-drive`: Get on/off status of Mount drives
      - `--lxuid`: Get LxUID key for this distro

      - Uninstalls the distro.

      - Print this usage message.

Known issues

Please see Wiki.