<karhunguixi>I've been trying to start a vm using "guix system vm", but this has caused 2 system freezes. I've also tried "guix system vm-image", which crashed my system (Segmentation fault at address 0x0).
<karhunguixi>i have the "vmx" flag in /proc/cpuinfo though. I read that i should look for that.
<mark_weaver>the x200 supports hardware virtualization, but it's broken without blobs. I'm not sure whether it's the lack of microcode updates for the CPU or lack of ME. some folks on #libreboot could probably tell you more.
<mark_weaver>some other hardware supports hardware virtualization with libreboot, e.g. the X60, T60, and KFSN4-DRE.
<karhunguixi>should installing GuixSD in QEMU be fairly easy for an average Joe? I'm struggling..
<mark_weaver>karhunguixi: it should be very easy with "guix system vm", but at present that assumes you have working KVM
<mark_weaver>I expect it should be fairly easy to modify guix to not use KVM, but it would require you to first build 'guix' from a git checkout
<mark_weaver>(making sure to pass --localstatedir=/var to configure)
<karhunguixi>right, i went with trying to install it on my own, but i can't get QEMU to boot from anything GuixSD related (cdrom, usb, file)
<mark_weaver>actually, building guix from git has many other advantages as well, including vastly faster updating and the ability to make arbitrary modifications to your local copy of guix, while easily keeping up-to-date with upstream.