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bug#19248: installation of 0.8 stops at guile prompt.

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: bug#19248: installation of 0.8 stops at guile prompt.
Date: Fri, 12 Dec 2014 23:01:30 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.4 (gnu/linux)

kennedy <address@hidden> skribis:

> address@hidden (Ludovic Courtès) writes:
>> th3kent <address@hidden> skribis:
>>> address@hidden (Ludovic Courtès) writes:
>>>> [...]
>>>> Could you post your OS config?
>>>   (initrd (lambda (file-systems . rest)
>>>             (apply base-initrd file-systems
>>>                    #:extra-modules '("pata_acpi.ko" "pata_atiixp.ko")
>>>                    rest)))
>> This may be the culprit.  First, it’s not needed, because 0.8 already
>> included these two modules by default.  Second, 0.8 would fail when
>> trying to load the same module twice, which is exactly what would happen
>> here (this is fixed in ‘master’, around commit 0e704a2.)
>> Could you try to remove these ‘initrd’ lines and try again?
> i deleted the lines for "initrd" and the installation completed
> successfully on first attempt.

So you booted on the USB disk and re-run ‘guix system init’, is that

Did you reformat the root partition before doing that?

> however, the reboot after installation results in a kernel panic.  the
> messages just before the panic are the following,
> groupadd: cannot lock /etc/group; try again later

Could you try removing the /etc/.pwd.lock file on that partition?  (You
can do that on a system booted from the USB stick, and then reboot in
the installed system.)


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