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[bug#57496] [PATCH 0/2] Add support for chain-loader

From: Maxime Devos
Subject: [bug#57496] [PATCH 0/2] Add support for chain-loader
Date: Wed, 31 Aug 2022 21:52:04 +0200
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Why do I want to use chainloader instead of linux and initrd?

1. guix system and archlinux are independent of each other in my computer.
They are just on the same computer, but they have their own disk partitions.
I also don't want them to interfere with each other.
(I have no money to buy more computers. I just have one computer.)
Sounds a practical system to me.

On 31-08-2022 07:23, wrote:
Is the chain-loader free?

The chain-loader is a function of grub, and grub's protocol is GPL3.
I think it is free. Although chain-loader can boot nonfree system like windows,
it's like nonfree software can run on linux-libre, and linux-libre is free.

If Guix think it's nonfree, I will only keep these changes in my computer.

I do believe it counts as free, especially given that it can be used to boot into other free systems (e.g., Trisquel) and that you example usage is for booting into a largely-free system.


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