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Re: installing GuixSD on a Macbook Air A1304

From: Quiliro
Subject: Re: installing GuixSD on a Macbook Air A1304
Date: Sat, 10 Jun 2017 15:24:28 -0500

El Sat, 10 Jun 2017 15:18:59 -0500
Quiliro <address@hidden> escribió:

> El Wed, 7 Jun 2017 11:29:02 -0500
> Quiliro <address@hidden> escribió:
> > El Thu, 20 Apr 2017 10:15:52 +0200
> > address@hidden (Ludovic Courtès) escribió:
> > 
> > > Hi,
> > > 
> > > Quiliro <address@hidden> skribis:
> > > 
> > > > Would someone guide me how to install and configure GuixSD for this
> > > > UEFI machine? Thanks
> > > 
> > > Installing to UEFI from the GuixSD 0.12 installation image is rather
> > > involved, so I would recommend waiting for the upcoming release, which
> > > should have a solution for UEFI.  As you might have seen, Marius has
> > > been working on it:
> > > 
> > >
> > > 
> > > Perhaps you can beta-test the new installation image when it’s ready?
> > 
> > It boots marvelously. But I cannot install because I either have to use the 
> > USB WiFi or the USB installer because there is only one port and the 
> > embeded WiFi is non-free.
> > 
> > I was told I could install it via the Debian that was installed on another 
> > partition. But I don't know how to do it. I have Guix installed in Debian.
> I installed from Debian using:
> guix system init /mnt/etc/bare-bones.scm /mnt
> where /mnt is /dev/sda3 (which is also specified on bare-bones.scm). It was 
> correctly finished except it could not install GrUB. So it would not boot. 
> Moreover, rEFInd, the libre EFI boot loader, did not recognize GuixSD. So I 
> tryed 2 things:
> 1. Booting from the GuixSD USB installer and executing:
> guix system reconfigure /mnt/etc/bare-bones.scm
> but it would give error: cannot build derivation

Possibly it is caused by not having network connection when booting with USB 
because the network device is USB and I have only one port. I could buy a USB 
hub as suggested, but I have 2 USB hubs and it would not work with those.

> 2. From Debian I executed:
> grub-install
> But I get error:
> /gnu/store/...-grub-2.02/lib/grub/x86_64-efi/ does not exist. 
> Please specify --target or --directory.
> This has the same error with these also:
> grub-install /dev/sda
> grub-install /dev/sda --efi-directory=/mnt/boot/efi
> Plus the GuixSD USB installer lacks 
> /gnu/store/...-grub-2.02/lib/grub/x86_64-efi directory.
> How can I boot from the GuixSD installed partition?


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