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Re: Guix on the MNT Reform

From: Christine Lemmer-Webber
Subject: Re: Guix on the MNT Reform
Date: Tue, 17 Aug 2021 13:24:42 -0400
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Hi!  Well my MNT Reform arrived.  I'd like to start putting Guix on it
but I'm kind of low on time right now...

I wonder if anyone else has started making progress towards this?

What I'd love: a tutorial that says "here are the steps to make an sd
card you can boot your reform with"!

Christopher Lemmer Webber writes:

> I'm very excited to see the MNT Reform launch:
> Completely hackable laptop; all the designs (that are possible) are
> libre, and you can even 3d print to replace many of the parts.
> However my impression is that running Guix on ARM is not necessarily
> straightforward.  I haven't tried it yet.
> Most important specs:
>     CPU: NXP/Freescale i.MX8MQ with 4x ARM Cortex-A53 cores (1.5 GHz),
>       1x Cortex-M4F core. CPU and RAM are on exchangeable SO-DIMM sized
>       module.
>     RAM: 4GB LPDDR4 memory
>     GPU: Vivante GC7000Lite GPU with mainline Linux drivers and OpenGL
>       2.1, ES 2.0
> (My other main worry is: that's pretty light on RAM these days...!
> But hey, maybe incentive for me to cut the fat in the programs I use a
> bit more...)
> I am thinking of getting one and running Guix on it.  It would be nice
> to know that I wouldn't be alone. :)  Anyone else planning to get one
> and joing me on the journey on maybe the most hacker-oriented laptop
> ever?
>  - Chris

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