<th3kent>at a minimum, how much memory is required to run "guix system init ..."? my laptop has 512mb.
<jxself>I'm not sure. I imagine that it depends on what needs building, which would depend on what packages you've elected to include in your config. So it's not a question of how much RAM to run Guix system init but how much RAM to compile those packages ;)
<jxself>Enabling binary substitutes instead of building it all yourself would likely help.
<th3kent>ok. i think substitutes are enabled by default, my installation had a list of files to download, following by a list to build.
<jxself>I don't think they are enabled by default? Or at least didn't used to be. If they are now that's great.
<th3kent>i have another partition, which i plannewd to use for swap. so i issued mkswap on the partiton and enabled it. my installation went further, but failed with permission errors on /gnu/store/*-linux-libre-3.17.2/ when copying the pata_* modules i need for my i.d.e drive in my laptop. i added write permissions recursively for user, and the installation complete with no further errors.
<th3kent>i have installed 0.8 and the reboot loads the pata_atiixp module. i still end up at the (guile-user)> prompt. the backtrace has "In /gnu/store/*-module-import/gnu/build/linux-boot.scm:\\n385:7 2 (#<procedure 1e943c0 at /gnu/store/...\\nIn srfi/srfi-1.scm:\\n619:17 1 (for-each #<procedure load-linux-module* (file)> ..."
<Sleep_Walker>and it would be nice, if there is some chroot helper to set environment correctly
<civodul>th3kent: could you post all the details to bug-guix?