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[bug#27521] [PATCH v5] build: Add iso9660 system image generator.

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: [bug#27521] [PATCH v5] build: Add iso9660 system image generator.
Date: Mon, 03 Jul 2017 09:38:19 +0200
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Danny Milosavljevic <address@hidden> skribis:

> On Sun, 02 Jul 2017 22:09:28 +0200
> address@hidden (Ludovic Courtès) wrote:
>> Heya,
>> Danny Milosavljevic <address@hidden> skribis:
>> >> Let’s add #:key (volume-id "GuixSD") and then:
>> >> 
>> >>   "--" "-volid" (string-upcase volume-id)  
>> >
>> > It will fail when booting from CD because GuixSD can't find the root fs.  
>> I don’t understand.  What I suggest here is equivalent to what was in
>> the patch (“-volid GUIXSD”), except that it avoids hard-coding the
>> value; it’s purely cosmetic.
> Yeah, sorry.  Ok :)
>>You mean we could always use ‘grub-mkrescue’ instead of using it in one case 
>>and using ‘grub-install’ & co. in the other case, right?
> Yeah that.  The only problem is it doesn't work yet for real in the USB stick 
> case.  I tried it now :)

OK.  :-)  Let’s keep that for a future patch series then.

>>  guix system image -f FORMAT
> Sounds good.  I think with three formats my threshold for having an option 
> "-f" is reached :)


>>Perhaps it’s simpler to just add “guix system iso-image” in this patch
> series and to think about the other option separately.
> Okay.  If we want to keep the stuff where it is I can commit it now.  I've 
> tested the ISO9660 image with "qemu -cdrom", works fine.

Yes, sounds good to me.  Make sure to update guix.texi though.

> Or if we want we can also move both system-disk-image and iso9660-image into 
> a new module - something like (gnu system image) ?

Yeah dunno, we’ll have to think about it; “vm” no longer looks
accurate.  :-)

Thank you!


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