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

From: myglc2
Subject: Re: Guix/GNU/Linux multi distro + GuixSD multi-site scenario
Date: Mon, 28 Mar 2016 10:09:48 -0400
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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

Nice! Grub is kind of a netherworld for me. It is great to see a
tangible example like this. Thanks! - George

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