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Re: Booting GUIX in single user

From: Tobias Geerinckx-Rice
Subject: Re: Booting GUIX in single user
Date: Wed, 24 Jul 2019 17:25:29 +0200

Hullo Alexander,

[It's just ‘Guix’, by the way.]

Alexander Asteroth 写道:
I tried to boot into non-x11 (level3) or single user mode but unfortunately the option I pass to Grub

Which option did you try? I've happily purged all memory of which obsolete System V run-level did which obsolete thing (and Guix probably should, too).

seems not to be recognized by the linux-libre kernel.

The kernel doesn't play a role here. It's the (early) user space that looks at the kernel's command line, and performs certain actions when it sees (a) particular magic keyword(s).

Any hint where I find the correct boot options for a Guix System, so I can repair my system?

I think the only ones are currenly ‘--load’, ‘--root’, and ‘--repl’. The latter allows for some very rudimentary debugging and fixing but it's not exactly pleasant.

In keeping with Guix's idiosyncratic syntax, one could add ‘--rescue’ and corresponding menu entry to only mount the root filesystem and spawn the current system's bash shell. What do people think?

Soon, we'll have to add ‘--help’…

Kind regards,


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