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bug#36876: guix system delete-generations removes custom boot menu entri

From: Jakob L. Kreuze
Subject: bug#36876: guix system delete-generations removes custom boot menu entries
Date: Wed, 28 Aug 2019 11:38:45 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.2 (gnu/linux)

Hi Ludo,

Ludovic Courtès <address@hidden> writes:

> I agree with Danny here that parsing the GRUB config wouldn’t be great.
> We have information about the user’s extra menu entries.  The issue, as
> I see it, as that this information is lost once the system is
> instantiated.
> But!  We have the <boot-parameters> structure, that gets serialized with
> the system, and which we could extend with those extra menu entries.
> That way, the info would be preserved, and we can restore them upon
> ‘delete-generations’.  <menu-entry> records are bootloader-independent,
> which is good.
> How does that sound?

Would that involve appending an additional field to <boot-parameters>
for storing the previous entries? I think that would have the pleasant
side-effect of making the code for deployment/reconfiguration simpler :)


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