Windows 10, Bash: Ping

After installing Bash on Windows, the first thing I did like most users is to try out ping. Unfortunately it failed having an error.

Google came to the rescue and found a fix for this issue.

Command Prompt had to be run with Administrator Privileges

A success!

Hope this helps whoever stumbles upon this page with the same problem =)


Adding Ubuntu to Windows 10

Recently I heard from a colleague that Windows has added Ubuntu bash to the OS.

Original Guide from:

Lets get started:

1. Verify the OS build by going start menu > System > About

We have to be running a 64-bit version of Windows 10 Anniversary Update or later (build 1607+).

That is checked.

2. Activate Developer Mode

Start Menu > Settings > search Developer mode

Give it a moment, Windows will do some installation.

3. Enable “Windows Subsystem for Linux” – this is already part of the Windows package we have to enable it.

Open Power shell as admin and run the following command:
open start menu > search “power shell” > right click “run as adminstrator”

Enable-WindowsOptionalFeature -Online -FeatureName Microsoft-Windows-Subsystem-Linux

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Seems that i have already enabled it previously – thus no it is online and no need to restart.

Next to run Bash

open command prompt and type bash then y

Personally I’m comfortable with Ubuntu so I went ahead with the install, alternatively you can search from the Windows store and download other flavors:

Once installed, you are good to go with Bash! – so I was wrong, long waiting time as usual with Microsoft.

20 mins later still installing – come on Microsoft you can do better.

Argghh all it needed was to press enter, might have been faster.

Alright! all set ready to have a Bash!