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Re: Coreboot,T440P & GUIX installer

From: jerome moliere
Subject: Re: Coreboot,T440P & GUIX installer
Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2023 20:30:50 +0100

Hi all,
FYI I managed to install GUIX.
touch /tmp/.... trick did the  job and enabled me to continue through the
installation process...
I was able to install a few packages more but now I am seeing messages with
bad tainted kernel, errors coming from the Ath9K module  and the machine
hangs for seconds or minutes....Many messages reported into the log
Even if I do not succeed to connect to WIFI it seems that these hw problems
with Ath9K wifi card make the machine unstable & not usable...
I was not able to update the guix packages list with guix pull ...machine
hangs for several minutes and nothing happens...
I tried to install openjdk, same results...
I think I have a serious hardware problem...
Thanks again for your support

On Thu, Feb 23, 2023 at 3:15 PM jerome moliere <> wrote:

> Thanks Tobias & others for your support.
> I really appreciate !!
> Once networking step fails , installation  cannot continue...(Since
> packages download is impossible")
> Focus on address resolution is just to mention that network card works ,
> has an IP & some basic services are  working?
> I will try the hack with  # touch /tmp/installer-assume-online
> Thanks for sharing....
> If it does not work I will try to another ISO , no problem..
> Thanks again for your help
> regards
> On Thu, Feb 23, 2023 at 12:13 PM Tobias Geerinckx-Rice <>
> wrote:
>> Hi Jerome,
>> Many people run Guix [sic] System on Coreboot (including Libreboot &c.)
>> machines.  I have 3.  It's probably the most common single firmware
>> implementation amongst Guix users—if you count all the copy/paste/modified
>> vendor ones separately ;-)
>> I also use an Atheros card (ath9k, can't say which chip) without issue.
>> It's a fact that some routers refuse to reliably connect to older/less
>> common hardware.  I'm lucky not to've encountered many.
>> The simple connectivity test performed by the Guix installer is at <
>> Only one of these two servers need respond.
>> > (git repos for GUIX ?)
>> No, pre-built artefacts that are opportunistically 'substituted' for the
>> result of local builds, whenever they are available.  Guix can and will
>> always fall back to local builds without user intervention.  Of course,
>> these will take very long and require (source code) downloads of their own.
>> So, questions:
>> - Can you not continue after this red screen about substitute
>> availability?  I can't test it now, but IMO this should not be fatal.  If
>> you can't, see the link above for a work-around to be performed *before*
>> this check:
>>   # touch /tmp/installer-assume-online
>> - Can you reach either server from the command line?
>> - You specifically mention 'resolving GitHub'.  Why the focus on address
>> resolution?  You don't mention it being relevant before that part.  Can you
>> download content?
>> - Could you try the 'latest' (daily) image, even if I'm not aware of any
>> pertinent bug fixes since 1.4?  <
>> >.
>> If the installer has emacs as I think it does, you can use eww to test
>> Web browsing.  If it doesn't have wget or curl  (I really don't remember),
>> you can use 'guix download URL' as a hacky substitute (...heh).
>> Kind regards,
>> T G-R
>> Sent on the go.  Excuse or enjoy my brevity.
> --
> J.MOLIERE - Mentor/J

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