Bash Error “Unable to resolve host” (Bash on Ubuntu on Windows)

When you run the Sudo command the Bash console (Bash on Ubuntu on Windows), the following error may occur.

sudo: unable to resolve host

bash host name not resolved

To resolve the problem, run these commands in the Bash console



sudo su
echo 127.0.0.1 computer_name >> /etc/hosts

That should fix the host name resolution!


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