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Re: boot the Hurd with Guix

From: Samuel Thibault
Subject: Re: boot the Hurd with Guix
Date: Fri, 1 Dec 2017 17:16:16 +0100
User-agent: NeoMutt/20170113 (1.7.2)


Congrats on the achievement :D

Ludovic Courtès, on ven. 01 déc. 2017 14:17:48 +0100, wrote:
> Also, in GRUB, you currently load ext2fs.static and exec explicitly.

That's the normal way, yes. exec does the rest (including running

> BTW, the image you posted is in “raw” format.  You would get a smaller
> file by using the qcow2 format, which you can create with “qemu-img
> create -f qcow2”.

Well, using sparse files can work as well: create the image with

dd if=/dev/zero of=file.img bs=1M count=1 seek=1000

and pass -S to tar so that on decompression it gets sparse too.

The advantage is that standard tools (fdisk, etc.) will work on it.


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