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Re: Booting GUIX in single user

From: Alexander Asteroth
Subject: Re: Booting GUIX in single user
Date: Wed, 24 Jul 2019 17:43:19 +0200


I tried “single” and 3. Now I tried —root and it still booted into gdm.


> On 24. Jul 2019, at 17:25, Tobias Geerinckx-Rice <address@hidden> wrote:
> 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,
> T G-R

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