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GiellaLT provides rule-based language technology aimed at minority and indigenous languages

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Installing Linux on Windows

This page is a short version of this longer introduction. It explains how to get the Linux command line on Windows 10. Note that this requires adminstrator password.

The installation procedure in 5 small steps

  1. Open Control Panel > Programs > Turn Windows Features On Or Off (Norw. text: Aktiver eller deaktiver Windows-funksjoner).
  2. Turn Windows subsystem for Linux on.
    • Note that the text may differ: Windows-delsystem for Linux, … If you do not have this option, your Windows 10 is too old, and you should update it to the October 2018 update)
  3. Restart the computer
  4. Go to the Start Menu and chose Microsoft Store. Search for Linux, and under the Linux on Windows? banner, click get the apps.
  5. Chose the Linux version you want. We recommend Ubuntu.

Basic or updated installation?

Now you are done with the basic installation. You now have to decide whether you are satisfied with that.

Installation the updated version

Ok, you want to run tests you need to update your Ubuntu to 20.4. Warning: The second of these commands may take several hours. Run these two commands:

sudo apt install update-manager-core

sudo do-release-ugrade

In the beginning, the command halts now and then. Press Y or ENTER as seems fit.

After this is installed, you have access to an updated Linux command line on your Windows machine.

Now, return to the page Getting started with the GiellaLT infrastructure on Windows and proceed with setting up the work environment.