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Re: Some questions regarding GuixSD

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: Some questions regarding GuixSD
Date: Sun, 02 Oct 2016 15:14:24 +0200
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ng0 <address@hidden> skribis:

> 宋文武 <address@hidden> writes:
>> address@hidden writes:
>>> On Sat, Oct 01, 2016 at 09:50:11AM +0800, 宋文武 wrote:
>>>> address@hidden writes:
>>>> On GuixSD, you can rollback the whole system safely and easily (by
>>>> choosing a grub menu item at boot).
>>> I don't guess you happen to be able to supply me with the options passed to 
>>> do
>>> this, would you?
>> Ah, that's managed by guix on GuixSD, which produces a grub.cfg with menu
>> containing all systems (current and previous if not deleted explicitly)
>> it ever built.  No option needed.
>>> My systems aren't exactly standard installs, and I don't use
>>> GRUB for anything at the moment (this may or may not change depending on 
>>> where I
>>> feel Guix fits into my systems, and whether I end up migrating everything 
>>> over,
>>> or if it's just one computer that has a GuixSD install on it).
>> OK, muli-boot with GuixSD can be done with chainloader, etc. but it's a
>> bit tricky.  You probably want to try it in a VM (eg: guix system vm)
>> first :-)
> I think we should add this to the docs, this is a relatively regular
> occuring question, the multi booting.

This has been added recently, after a couple of related bugs were fixed
(info "(guix) GRUB Configuration").


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