<tadni>Not working on laptop, but almost booted on dedicated box!
<tadni`>Hm, I'm trying to make a live.img of the install ... but can't seem to get the command right. Right now I have "kvm -k colemak -hda guix.img -cdrom ORGANIZE/gnu-usb-install-0.7.x86_64 -boot d -m 2G" but the -cdrom flag won't load it and I can't find a usb equivalent. :^/
<tadni>For the USB image, is there anything I need to do for grub specifically?
<tadni>It says it has failed to find a "GRUB" drive and failed to install to my device.
<tadni`>I'll ask later, I guess. I really need to get to bed.
<ArneBab_>civodul: is installation in user-home still supported?
<tadni`>civodul: Yeah, I'll likely do-so tomorrow at some point.
<tadni`>Personally I'm still truing to figure out what would be better for my uses, a vm or real physical device... until we get an iso and/or I figure out how to burn to a cd, I can't get it on my main box... which is a bummer.
<tadni`>civodul: Also, would it be appropriate now to post about 0.7 on Reddit, now?
<ArneBab_>civodul: is there still a disk image - I don’t see that on the main page.
<tadni`>ArneBab_: There's now a usb install image.
<tadni`>civodul: I think the link to it, in the System-installation part of the manual is wrong.
<ArneBab_>tadni`: is it still possible to run guix with qemu?
<ArneBab_>(that’s the simplest possible way to test it)
<ArneBab_>if it’s less than 1GiB, I can host it if you’d like that.
<tadni`>ArneBab_: I have a non-self hosted wordpress instance, so I think that's why my upload is limited. Theoretically I have 3 gigs ... but, I can't use it because the file-type is not accepted. If I can get/keep the image under a gig, I'll surely tell you and we can work from there.
<tadni>Okay, the test image is currently installing. Hopefully I won't have that issue with grub again ... I'm going to leave it running and we'll see. I'll be back later today after a nap and some yard work to try to finish all this off. Okay, for real ... peace peeps. o/
<tadni>I waited up anyways ... install finished and failed, with similar but not the same problem. This time with grub complaining that Filesystem 'ext2' doesn't support embedding ... even though the drive formatted as ext4 and stated as so in config.scm.
<mattl>davexunit said i should come here, tell you about my experience with guix.
<mattl>sadly, i can't get it installed yet. i'm installing it in a virtual machine (VirtualBox) -- two things right off the bat that would help: make the install image available as an ISO file, and provide a script to partition the machine.
<davexunit>it's a very different way to configure an operating system, so it takes some time to learn and get it right.
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<tadni`>davexunit: Yeah, no problem! Very excited for a live image of this ... I'm glad I'm returning since my long-ago, minor additions of slim dm and it's dependencies. Right now, my goal is to provide a vm people can play with, without having to install the whole thing.
<tadni`>I feel if I was like 5 years older, mailing lists would come more naturally to me. :^P