<kmicu>bzp: could you elaborate what the base system is and what you have in mind regarding ‘installing the entire operating system’?
<Copenhagen_Bram>I have done a full disk encryption before, but it's only possible if the device has Libreboot and it was also a pain for me because I had to manually type the command in libreboot to decrypt and boot the system
<bzp>I need to install a very basic system with i3, but I need only the most basic for a desktop pc.
<bzp>install guix on a desktop PC with openssh, how do I get this service to be activated permanently? use 'herd start ssh-daemon', but every time I restart the pc again I have to do '' herd start ssh-daemon
<kmicu>pkill9: they have older Atheros chips if they do not need blobs. They also have other blobs from Coreboot. And they are expensive.
<jackhill>This also may or may not be relevant: I used a gpt pardition table instead of msdos (since that's what I'm used to from newer hadware). I haven't tested the same config with msdos. I can do that later.
<OriansJ>tavoris: Coreboot supports alot of old systems that are much cheaper than new
<eubarbosa>OriansJ: libre laptops! I bough a t4300 to go full libre
<OriansJ>For those that have the money to support businesses which provide libreboot; it creates an economic incentive for businesses to provide that standard handwave level of please give me more money but over time it accumulates so that people who are economically limited have a route to freedom, even if it is coreboot with a couple binary blobs. Better some progress than no progress
<tavoris>OriansJ: for sure, but for some people hardware upgrades aren't feasible so software workarounds might be necessary ;)
<OriansJ>tavoris: agreed, I just wish more people were the sort of hardware hackers; willing to ensure coreboot is ported and working on random unsupported hardware
<kmicu>Hi quiliro could you explain what is different in desktop.scm and stuff available in Trisquel or PureOS? What do you expect? (Folks not familiar with those distros cannot help much with your use case.)
<eubarbosa>kmicu: I think he means the usual user folders/files such as: home folders, bash files, .config, gnome ...
<kmicu>quiliro: GNOME desktop environment is very complex software and because Guix is different than traditional distros currently GNOME on Guix has many bugs and missing features. So yeah, expect many broken things in GNOME on Guix (or Nix).