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Re: Dual Boot GuixSd along side other preexisting distros

From: Joshua Branson
Subject: Re: Dual Boot GuixSd along side other preexisting distros
Date: Wed, 31 Oct 2018 10:18:14 -0400
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Tomáš Čech <address@hidden> writes:

> Hi,
> On Tue, Oct 30, 2018 at 10:55:50PM +0530, Nalin Ranjan wrote:
>>    Hi Guys,
>>   Can you guys please help me with a bit of understanding?
>>   I have a ThinkPad T410 on which I am trying to do this. Currently I have a
>>   dual boot configuration running Ubuntu and Windows 7. Could that grub
>>   install failure because of my /boot not being empty and formatted afresh
>>   for GuixSD? If so, can anyone of you please help me in figuring out how to
>>   install GuixSD alongside those existing ones(other distros plus special
>>   Mr. Windows)? Do I need to reformat my /boot to make it fresh so that Grub
>>   install from GuixSD installation could succeed(not sure if this is the
>>   reason for failure).  if a reformatting is imminent, what will you suggest
>>   to do on case I just need to recover my old stuff?
> I can share my solution. I am running dual boot with openSUSE and
> GuixSD. GRUB is managed by openSUSE and it sourcing GuixSD
> configuration from /boot on GuixSD partition. That brings Guix menu
> entries to the GRUB.
> In my system configuration I have this hack I found somewhere:
> (bootloader
>  (bootloader-configuration
>   (bootloader
>    (bootloader
>     (inherit grub-bootloader) (installer #~(const #t))))))
> so it doesn't install bootloader at all.
> My usecase is a bit special because I am using LUKS and unlock it on
> bootloader level.
> If you want your bootloader to be managed by GuixSD, just follow
> corresponding part of Guix manual:

I had a dual boot set up for a while, but I let guixSD take care of the
grub generation.  With guix you can configure the bootloader to boot two
different OSs.

> Best regards,
> S_W

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