WSL: Windows Subsystem for Linux error

Discussion in 'Windows Virtual Machine' started by DarrellR2, Feb 20, 2022.

  1. DarrellR2

    DarrellR2 Bit poster

    Is it possible to run Windows 10 with WSL on a Parallels vm?
    I'm running Windows 10 and Ubuntu Linux as separate virtual machines already on my iMac 5k 2015 quad-core i7 4 GHz 32 Gb with half of the resources for the vm. The error message below suggests I enable virtualization in the BIOS? Google search for explanation suggests I run the PowerShell command that does not exist?
    wsl --install
    <reboot vm>
    Ubuntu: Installing, this may take a few minutes...
    WslRegisterDistribution failed with error: 0x80370102
    Error: 0x80370102 The virtual machine could not be started because a required feature is not installed.

    Suggested Fix to problem 1 command not found
    Set-VMProcessor -VMName Win10_2016 -ExposeVirtualizationExtensions $true

    Suggested Fix to problem 2 didn't work either from admin PowerShell prompt
    Install-WindowsFeature -Name Hyper-V -IncludeAllSubFeature -IncludeManagementTools -Restart
  2. Mikhail Ushakov

    Mikhail Ushakov Parallels Team

    just for the record: execute the command below in PowerShell to enable the Windows Subsystem for Linux feature in Windows:

    dism.exe /online /enable-feature /featurename:Microsoft-Windows-Subsystem-Linux /all /norestart

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