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Re: GuixSD on the SoftIron OverDrive 1000 (AArch64)

From: Efraim Flashner
Subject: Re: GuixSD on the SoftIron OverDrive 1000 (AArch64)
Date: Sat, 20 Oct 2018 21:29:59 +0300
User-agent: Mutt/1.10.1 (2018-07-13)

On Sat, Oct 20, 2018 at 03:20:44PM +0200, Ludovic Courtès wrote:
> Hello Guix!
> The device comes with openSuSE preinstalled and I had first installed
> Guix from the binary tarball.  It’s a “normal” UEFI machine so we can
> use ‘grub-efi’ directly.  I came up with this GuixSD config:

Can I draw your attention to commits
64791eb7e1dceb0940cc881e84820f0170298b34 and
39d7fdce453b0ca23ecbed72048647debbaa58a6 ? :)

> The main difficulty was to come up with the right combination of modules
> for the initrd, without which we’d fail to mount the root file system.
> Fortunately the OverDrive has a serial output that makes it easy to
> debug boot failures.
> With that config, I just run:
>   guix system init overdrive.scm /
> and that’s it!

How did you figure out which modules you needed for the device?

Also, I'd suggest this diff:

diff --git a/hydra/overdrive.scm b/hydra/overdrive.scm
index 072c095..304acd6 100644
--- a/hydra/overdrive.scm
+++ b/hydra/overdrive.scm
@@ -72,7 +72,7 @@
                               `(("ludo" ,(local-file "keys/ssh/"))
                                 ("rekado" ,(local-file "keys/ssh/"))
                                 ("dannym" ,(local-file 
-                   (dhcp-client-service)
+                   (service dhcp-client-service-type)
                    (service mcron-service-type
                              (jobs (list gc-job btrfs-job))))
@@ -84,7 +84,7 @@
                              (term "vt220")
                              (baud-rate "115200,38400,9600")))

-                   (ntp-service)
+                   (service ntp-service-type)

                    (modify-services %base-services
                      (guix-service-type config =>
@@ -97,4 +97,4 @@
                                           '("--max-jobs=2" "--cores=3")))))))

-  (packages (cons* screen openssh strace %base-packages)))
+  (packages (cons* btrfs-progs screen openssh strace %base-packages)))

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