Hi, @cheshirekate8! Unfortunately, there doesn’t appear to be a specific question I see in here, so it’s difficult for others to provide you guidance. However, you seem to be struggling with Ubuntu and WSL in general; which is very common issue … so don’t let it overwhelm you!
All these questions should be answered in the “Working With Git” video in the Online Learning Modules.
My general suggestion for you would to be to attempt to do the assessments in purely Windows. Using the PowerShell or Git Bash terminal. Climbing up the Ubuntu and WSL learning curve is challenging (but also rewarding).
If you decide to continue with straight Windows … you’ll want to install Git for Windows to give you access to the
git command. And when you’re installing you’ll probably want to choose the option that says “Run Git and included Unix tools from the Windows Command Prompt”. It is the third option in this screenshot:
If you have any specific questions with issues you’re running into, please be sure to ask in the forum. We try to get to everyone’s questions as quickly as we can, but sometimes it does take some time.
There is also the paid App Academy Mentor option if you prefer to ask your questions in a chat forum.
Don’t get discouraged! You’re doing great! You’re just climbing up a large learning curve and it will be difficult at times. This is what being a software developer is all about. There are continually times where developers don’t know how to do something and we just roll up our sleeves and figure it out. Luckily, we get better and our knowledge builds on top of other knowledge that we gain.