<yenda->the last questions he answers that the problem with linux libre is that it encourages hidden firmware that are not loaded at runtime which makes anlysis even more difficult :
<yenda->is a 8Gb root partition enough for guixSD ? I would like to install it on my ultra book as well but it has an hybrid harddrive, what I do on arch is that I use the ssd part for root and the hd part for home. iiuc the user packages are stored in their home right ?
<yenda->so the space needed for root should be fairly low ?
<yenda->I might be wrong because it looks like 17Gb are used on my / partition on the other computer and I barely installed anything
<yenda>I'm trying to install guix on my laptop and I get immediatly to "GRUB loading.. error: unknown file system"
<yenda>I don't need it after all though because I figured the firmware directory is there but in an unusual place.
<DusXMT>ar is not on guix? I'm pretty sure Guix has binutils
<yenda>ty that's probably the package I was looking for
<DusXMT>One wouldn't be able to make static libraries without it :)
<yenda>ifur: I got the kernel panic the first time then never again
<yenda>ifur: the login screen you have to connect as root, mkidr the home for your user and passd to create a password for it. Also if you are not familliar with tiling window managers remove ratpoison from the config
<yenda>DusXMT: in fact it is available in guix environment
<yenda>I don't understand why the system is not able to load a firmware
<yenda>is there some config options that could provoke this ?
<iyzsong>I guess linux-libre just refuse to load non-free firmware
<yenda>it is not linux-libre it is linux because I needed to know which firmware is called to figure out if an extension of the radeon patch was possible for my hardware
<iyzsong>ah, in my dmesg, the non-free firmware was refused and their names was '/*(DEBLOBBED)*/'
<yenda>iyzsong: yes and now it fails to load and I get fatal error during GPU init
<iyzsong>if you're using linux-libre (the kernel in guix), I think there are no chance to load it..
<yenda>iyzsong: no since it is temporary I did something quite ugly, at first I defined a linux-custom package which was a copy pasta of linux-libre minus the patches and added a kernel line to my config
<yenda>but it couldn't find the package for wathever reason
<yenda>so I replaced linux-libre url and sha and remove the patch line, I know, it's terrible :(
<yenda>ACTION trying to figure out how to define a firmware package and add it to config
<yenda>iyzsong: the exemple (ath9k) firmware is built from source, here I have an ugly blob so I'm not sure it's usefull to put it in the firmware section ?
<iyzsong>yenda: make sure you use the latest firmware (eg: from ArchLinux), I think the 'error -2' is due to version mismatch.