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

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: Guix/GNU/Linux multi distro + GuixSD multi-site scenario
Date: Tue, 29 Mar 2016 18:03:01 +0200
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Alex Kost <address@hidden> skribis:

> Christopher Allan Webber (2016-03-28 19:39 +0300) wrote:
>> Alex Kost 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
>> Hm, I think this approach is not quite as nice, IMO.
> Yeah, I think it is not suitable for most people, but it is very nice
> for me :-)

It would be interesting to see how we can better support this use case.

I know of at least one potential blocker, which is
<>, but probably there are other issues.


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