So while I was troubleshooting permissions with WSL not being able to create folders with my Docker container, I first tried installing WSL on a secondary drive and setting that as my default WSL instance (since this is where my media was stored anyways). Here are the steps to set it up:
Open Powershell and type:
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Enable-WindowsOptionalFeature -Online -FeatureName Microsoft-Windows-Subsystem-Linux New-Item D:\Ubuntu -ItemType Directory Set-Location D:\Ubuntu Invoke-WebRequest -Uri https://aka.ms/wslubuntu2004 -OutFile Ubuntu.appx -UseBasicParsing Rename-Item .\Ubuntu.appx Ubuntu.zip Expand-Archive .\Ubuntu.zip -Verbose cd ./Ubuntu cmd ubuntu2004.exe # create user/pass apt-get update -y && apt-get upgrade -y # close and reopen powershell wsl -l -v NAME STATE VERSION * Legacy Stopped 1 Ubuntu-20.04 Running 1 wsl --set-version Ubuntu-20.04 2 wsl --set-default-version 2 wsl --set-default Ubuntu-20.04 wsl -l -v NAME STATE VERSION Ubuntu-20.04 Running 2 * Legacy Stopped 1
I don’t remember if the commands were exactly like that, but that was the overall idea.