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Re: GuixSD on T440p won't boot or install properly / missing free softwa

From: Alex Sassmannshausen
Subject: Re: GuixSD on T440p won't boot or install properly / missing free software ... nouveau ...
Date: Sat, 30 Sep 2023 10:30:16 +0200
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Hi Kodcu et al,

I actually used the same laptop and have just bought a replacement. Believe it 
or not it should actually work really well - but there is this weird quirk:

Just after grub, but before the graphical login manager loads, the screen fails 
to render.

This is not a problem if all goes well and you don't have an encrypted disk 
that requires unlocking: the process should just take you to the graphical 
login. If early boot i broken then this is horrible.

On the other hand, if, like me, you have an encrypted disk, the boot process 
will get "stuck" at the password prompt with the grey grub background. Wait 10 
sec or so for your system to expect a password, then type it, and hit enter. In 
another 10 sec or so you'll get to graphical login - if you entered your 
password correctly.

A while ago on this list someone mentioned a similar problem and that it was 
caused by a missing module in the initrd img or so. That might fix the issue 
entirely, but I just considered this extra "security through mad UI"...

Could this be your issue? Does my workaround help?

Best wishes


Je 2023-septembro-30 01:08:22 GMT+02:00, Felix Lechner via <> 
>Hi Kodcu,
>On Sat, Sep 30 2023, Kodcu via wrote:
>> Any ideas what to do? 
>I haven't used it in a while, but maybe you can get into single-user
>mode with the kernel parameter "single".
>For more desparate cases, "init=/bin/sh" can be helpful.
>Kind regards

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