Gitlab runner is not running as a service


I am trying to install gitlab runner on a Ubuntu app in Windows which is running using WSL2. I follow the intructions here:

Install GitLab Runner manually on GNU/Linux | GitLab

But then when I do “sudo gitlab-runner status” I get the error “gitlab-runner: the service is not installed”. I do not understand why this is happening. I have tried this on Ubuntu 20.04 and Ubuntu 22.04 distributions and I have the same problem.