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[PATCH 0/2] Clarify VM installation instructions

From: Leo Famulari
Subject: [PATCH 0/2] Clarify VM installation instructions
Date: Fri, 27 Jan 2017 05:38:45 -0500

There is a subtle confuser in the instructions about installing GuixSD
in a VM. I missed it the first time it was pointed out to me, because I
already knew how to install GuixSD. But if you begin with Guix by
installing GuixSD in a VM, this might waste a few minutes of your time.

The instructions start with "First, retrieve the GuixSD installation
image as described previously (see USB Stick Installation)." [0]

You go to USB Stick Installation, where it explains how to download the
image file and check the signature. [1] It continues to explain how to put
it on a USB stick, but you aren't doing that, so you go back to the VM
installation instructions and try booting the xz-compressed tarball.

The reader has not read the part about decompressing the tarball,
because that is under "To copy the image to a USB stick, follow these

I've helped one person who made this mistake, and I can see how you'd
make it if you were a beginner.



Leo Famulari (1):
  doc: Clarify "Installing GuixSD in a VM".

 doc/guix.texi | 4 ++--
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)


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