Yes, I know it’s been a week. I have been very busy 🙂
We are trying to get Vagrant up and running. Last change was enabling the Linux services on Windows. (We being me, with Riaan at my side for tech support 🙂 )
It turns out that was the trick.
This time round, I just needed to run the commands. I got the error that the directory already existed and is not an empty directory, but did an easy fix of going in and deleting the folder. To find the path the command was pwd.
So, on to the next steps.
False alarm, I forgot that we had reached this point last week. So I spent a bit of time searching the Sitepoint forums and I am definitely not the only person who has experienced this error.
Riaan suggested actually installing the WSL. So that’s what’s going on at the moment. The instructions to install WSL are found here.
Ubuntu installed on Windows. Now the next step is to run the vagrant setup through this. Fingers crossed.
So trying to run the install command per the instructions didn’t quite work. The error message was unable to locate package virtualbox, and then the same for virtualbox-dkms and vagrant. Riaan told me to run sudo apt-get update. That’s now running. There is definitely some wait time involved. And while I know that this isn’t actually compiling, it made me think of this XKCD comic:
This process has been time consuming and despite me having over 30 gigs of free space, the install ran out of space due to Windows grabbing most of that free space to allow for installations to take place. So when the installation failed I needed to run yet another command, and another, and another.
As we sat down to supper, Riaan suggested that I actually follow Vagrant’s instructions instead of those in the book. So that’s what I plan on doing tomorrow.
So to be continued…again 🙂