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Re: GuixSD on the SoftIron OverDrive 1000 (AArch64)

From: Jan Nieuwenhuizen
Subject: Re: GuixSD on the SoftIron OverDrive 1000 (AArch64)
Date: Sat, 20 Oct 2018 18:40:16 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.1 (gnu/linux)

Ludovic Courtès writes:

> Following advice and encouragements from Vagrant and Danny :-), I
> successfully installed GuixSD on the SoftIron OverDrive 1000 machine
> that was donated last January¹ (its PSU died a while back and I just
> received a replacement from SoftIron, and I thought it was also a good
> time to replace the distro.)

Ooh, nice!

> On the first boot, the GuixSD activation snippets fail while trying to
> install /etc, /etc/pam.d, and /etc/skel, and /etc/ssl because these
> directories already exist (from openSuSE) whereas GuixSD assumes that
> they don’t.  The solution is just to remove/rename them from the Guile
> initrd REPL.  Once this is done, booting proceeds flawlessly and
> happiness ensues.

We could do with a more powerful REPL ;-)

> ¹ there an opportunity for someone to start looking at a Reduced
Binary Seed boostrap for AArch64?


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