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Re: Guix/GNU/Linux multi distro + GuixSD multi-site scenario

From: Chris Marusich
Subject: Re: Guix/GNU/Linux multi distro + GuixSD multi-site scenario
Date: Mon, 28 Mar 2016 07:32:35 -0700
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Alex Kost <address@hidden> writes:

> Hi, I also use double boot (GuixSD and ArchLinux).  I do it like this:
> at first I never let GuixSD to reinstall grub by using --no-grub option
> ("guix system reconfigure --no-grub ...").  Instead I installed grub
> manually (into a separate "boot" partition) and I use my own "grub.cfg",
> which has an entry for the latest GuixSD system.  This entry may look
> like this:
> menuentry 'GuixSD' {
>     search --no-floppy --label --set guix
>     linux  /var/guix/profiles/system/kernel/bzImage --root=guix 
> --system=/var/guix/profiles/system --load=/var/guix/profiles/system/boot
>     initrd /var/guix/profiles/system/initrd
> }
> My grub config¹ also has entries for a previous system generation (I can
> boot any generation by editing a number in a grub boot menu) and for a
> particular system (sometimes I do "guix system build …" and put the
> result directory of this "testing" system to my grub.cfg).
> ¹

If you take the path from guix system build and manually insert it into
your grub.cfg file, do you have any guarantee that the next guix gc
won't remove your system files?


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