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Old   June 23, 2020, 02:31
Exclamation Cannot install OpenFOAM in another drive on Windows WSL
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I'm new to OpenFOAM. I tried to install it on a different drive other than the C: drive, and I face an error when I try to execute "blockMesh" command.

command 'blockMesh' not found, but can be installed with:
sudo apt install openfoam
These are the steps I followed so far:
  1. Enabled WSL on windows 10
  2. Installed Ubuntu from the Windows store
  3. Downloaded OpenFOAM to a folder named 'OF' in H: drive
  4. Untarred the openfoam-v1912.tar file in H: drive under the same 'OF' folder
  5. Created a bashrc file in the 'OF' folder which contains in it the line
    source /mnt/h/OF/OpenFOAM/OpenFOAM-v1912/etc/bashrc
  6. Restarted the linux shell in the 'OF' folder and entered command 'blockMesh' which gave the above mentioned error
  7. I also tried using the command "sudo blockMesh" but it still gives me a similar error:
    sudo: blockMesh: command not found

I had also tried to follow what was said in this post :
Installing OpenFOAM on secondary drive

but unfortunately I am unable to understand what is being communicated.

I cannot install it on my C: (home) drive as there isn't enough space left.

Please help ASAP..

Last edited by SSG_NJ; June 25, 2020 at 05:07. Reason: Grammatical mistakes
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