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I followed the instruction that is widely available to enable bash in Windows 10. I updated Windows, turned on Developer mode, enabled "Windows subsystem for Linux (Beta)" in programs settings, and restarted the computer. But when search for "bash" in start menu and click on it, it does something for split of a second and then nothing happens; basically doesn't do anything or open anything. I tried to do it on the system, as well as through remote desktop connection from another machine. Neither worked.

Then I tried to right click on "bash" and run it as administrator (my user is already an admin anyways), but it prompts the following error: "A device attached to the system is not functioning."

I open the cmd and type bash, and I get this error: "Unsupported console settings. In order to use this feature the legacy console must be disabled."

Any help on that?

Thanks!

  • open cmd.exe first and next run bash. Now look for any message that show errors. – magicandre1981 Feb 14 '17 at 16:38
  • Thanks magicandre1981!. Here's the error I get: "Unsupported console settings. In order to use this feature the legacy console must be disabled." – Ash3323 Feb 14 '17 at 16:41
  • ok, I posted the steps to disable legacy console. – magicandre1981 Feb 14 '17 at 16:48
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Open a cmd.exe, do a righclick on the title bar and open the Properties.

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Now uncheck the entry Use legacy console (requires relaunch),

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close cmd.exe and start a new cmd.exe. Now type bash to start installing of the bash.

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