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Re: Installation

From: Ricardo Wurmus
Subject: Re: Installation
Date: Wed, 17 Jan 2018 16:47:24 +0100
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Ludovic Courtès <address@hidden> writes:

> Gábor Boskovits <address@hidden> skribis:
>> I believe, that we could make a powerful extension to guixsd if we could do
>> an installation from an installation description.
>> I think this installation description should look like the operating-system 
>> description we
>> already have.
> In what way would it defer?  :-)
> ‘operating-system’ *is* an “installation description.”

I guess it would differ from what we have currently in that it would
also specify partitioning information, which is not handled by

Does it make sense to extend “operating-system” such that disk
partitioning information could be included and (*holds breath*) acted
upon automatically?

Acting on partitioning info is a little scary because it can easily lead
to data loss upon reconfiguration.  Small bugs could lead to very big
problems, so maybe this should not be default behaviour.


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