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bug#27069: LUKS partition ruined by guix init

From: Mark H Weaver
Subject: bug#27069: LUKS partition ruined by guix init
Date: Mon, 29 May 2017 19:12:14 -0400
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Marius Bakke <address@hidden> writes:

> address@hidden writes:
>> Hi,
>> I have several times over tried to install to a LUKS-partition with
>> btrfs and failed but last time I almost had success. guix init command
>> complained that the bios_grub flag wasn't set after many hours of
>> compiling packages and therefore didn't install grub at first. I
>> checked the partition with "cryptsetup luksUUID /dev/sda1" before
>> rerunning guix init and it gives me the luksUUID so the partition
>> seemed intact up to that point. However, after setting the bios_grub
>> flag and rerunning guix init, the installation is successful but
>> afterwards the cryptsetup luksUUID command says that the partition is
>> not a valid luks device, so it seems like the GRUB installation part
>> is what ruins the partition.
> What is your partition layout? The "bios_grub" partition must be a
> separate (typically tiny) partition with no other data on it.

FWIW, my current development system is GuixSD running with a
LUKS-encrypted Btrfs root partition with GUID partition table.
I don't remember encountering any difficulties during the install.


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