Referencing this thread: Where is WSL located on my computer?
I am brand new to Ubuntu, and Linux, and plan to teach myself rudimentary web development. I have a laptop running Windows 11 and I am planning to install a stable version of Ubuntu via WSL2.
Based on what I have read, if you work on files on the Windows C drive, from Ubuntu running via WSL2, the experience is so slow as to be untenable.
Therefore I plan to keep my various programming files on the Linux/Ubuntu file Explorer, for speed purposes.
What I would like to know is this; Do I need to partition my hard drive to set aside space for the "Ubuntu" section?
I.e. If I keep files in the Ubuntu/Linux file explorer system, will I need to set aside/allocate a certain amount of disk space for Ubuntu, and its file explorer, whilst the remainder of my hard drive is allocated for Windows?
Is allocating the disk space part of the WSL2 set-up? Or is there no need and I can keep as many files on the Linux file explorer system as my hard drive can fit?
I.e. Are the Windows and Linux file explorers designed to share the whole hard drive without need for partitioning?