<th3kent`>hello guix (-: how do i mount gnu-usb-install-0.7.x86_64 using a loopback device?
<davexunit>th3kent``: hey, since no one seems available to answer your question, you could try sending mail to email@example.com about it.
<th3kent``>thanks davexunit, will do if i can't hack it.
<davexunit>just keep in mind that it's not in ISO format.
<th3kent``>yeah, i tried mounting as ext4/3/2 and keep getting "mount: wrong fs type ..."
<th3kent``>here's my command: mount -t ext4 -o loop /home/kent/gnu-usb-install-0.7.x86_64 /mnt/one
<mark_weaver>th3kent``: I think the problem is that the installer image is not just a single filesystem. it contains a msdos partition map. I'm not sure off-hand how to get linux (the kernel) to parse a partition map in a normal file.
<mark_weaver>th3kent``: out of curiosity, why do you want to do this?
<mark_weaver>the easy solution would be to copy it to a USB stick and then mount the partition.
<th3kent``>am trying to troubleshoot booting from usb. i have an 8+ year-old hp nx6125 laptop. when i dd the image to an 8gb usb, it fails to boot, "non-system disk ...", so am trying to partition the usb manually and use cp(1) to copy files from the guix image to the usb.
<th3kent``>when i dd, it mounts ok, i just can't boot from it.
<th3kent``>it's failing to boot from usb in general, just tried systemrescuecd ... "non-system disk ..."
<mark_weaver>I suggested booting it from grub, but he currently has grub1 which apparently doesn't recognize the partitions on the usb device either. finally, I suggested installing guix from source on his existing system, but alas that is debian squeeze in his case, which doesn't even have guile 2.