[CentOS] bash on ubuntu (centos) on windows

Thu Dec 8 21:47:31 UTC 2016
Warren Young <warren at etr-usa.com>

On Dec 8, 2016, at 2:33 PM, Peter <peter at pajamian.dhs.org> wrote:
> Ubuntu on Windows is *not* Linux.

No, but it does implement the kernel syscall interface and an ELF loader.

Therefore, there is no reason, in principle, why you could not build a CentOS userland on top of the Windows Subsystem for Linux.

It would be about as difficult as live-migrating a working Ubuntu box to CentOS, replacing binaries one by one until you’re suddenly running a CentOS userland on top of the kernel Ubuntu shipped.

Difficult, but do-able.

Get to work, Jerry. :)