I'm trying to execute this command in terminal: sudo mount -t cvmfs <repository> /mnt/cvmfs and I keep getting Fuse not loaded returned to me. I'm not quite familiar with what this fuse in reference is. I think it might have something to do with autofs, but I'm not quite sure. I've tried starting autofs with the command systemctl start autofs only to get the error System has not been booted with systemd as init system (PID 1). Can't operate. as well as the command sudo service autofs start where I am returned * Starting automount... [fail]

I'm working in Ubuntu 18 on WSL.

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In this context, fuse is the kernel module for Filesystem in USErspace, a kernel interface that allows development for user-space filesystem drivers. It has nothing to do with autofs. FUSE was originally developed for Linux, but has since then been implemented on *BSDs, OpenSolaris, Minix and macOS.

It looks like Microsoft has chosen not to implement FUSE in WSL. Probably because it would have to interface with the Windows kernel at a deeper level than WSL is designed to do.

Instead, Crossmeta has created a version of FUSE for Windows. I have no clue if Crossmeta's product can be successfully used with/through WSL or not.

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