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Re: converting a distro to guixsd

From: Joshua Branson
Subject: Re: converting a distro to guixsd
Date: Tue, 19 Jan 2021 09:28:21 -0500
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kevinbanjo <> writes:

> On Sun, Jan 17, 2021 at 7:42 PM Joshua Branson <> wrote:
> I started trying to use this to install The Guix System ("TGS") directly
> using the instructions here but due to a bug in busybox (not being able to
> access directory entries on the virtual disk partitions) I decided to try
> and just install it over Alpine.
>> That would get running guix as a package manager in WSL.
>> Then you could do some playing around.
>> You could also try running Guix System inside a virtual machine in Windows.
> That's kind of in essence what WSL (at least version 2) is.
Ahhh.  I didn't know that.
Does qemu work on Linux?  You could install Guix System that way.
>> If you really want computing freedom, you might be interested in dual
>> booting windows and Guix System.  That way at boot time you could choose
>> to boot into Windows or Guix System.
> I tried that with no luck, the difficulties of which can be seen in some of
> my very recent earlier emails to this list.
>> I personally gave up Windows a long time ago.  I prefer GNU/Linux
>> because I want to be able to watch all the sappy romantic comedies I
>> want and not report it to Big Brother.  :)
> Yes, I have mostly stuck to some form of Unix most of my long career but
> recently I've been asked to develop software for windows and there are
> several applications I need that only run under it.   Also, I've downloaded
> a bunch of stuff on it recently I'd rather not move off yet so I was
> thinking I'd use WSL to check out several more innovative recent distros
> before I try and wipe it and go fully native (perhaps eventually running
> windows in a VM under linux)

Ok.  Well best of luck!
> -Kevin

Joshua Branson (joshuaBPMan in #guix)
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