GNU bug report logs - #27794
efi vs bios grub detection

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Package: guix; Reported by: buen ouanq <buenouanq@HIDDEN>; dated Sat, 22 Jul 2017 23:02:02 UTC; Maintainer for guix is bug-guix@HIDDEN.

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It was recommended in the IRC room that I send this email.
I struggled all yesterday failing to get GRUB (and thus GuixSD) to install
in ways that I was positive had worked before.
Turns out the installation USB had booted UEFI rather than BIOS, so it
refused to install what I understood to be the default (BIOS GRUB), even
though I had done and partitioned everything correctly, and there were no
meaningful hints as to why.
It would be nice if there was a little note about this in the install
guide, something along the lines of, `EFI/BIOS detection for GRUB depends
on how the installation image was booted.' (or whatever it actually does,
I'm not sure really).

Thank you.

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<div dir=3D"ltr"><div><div><div>It was recommended in the IRC room that I s=
end this email.<br>I struggled all yesterday failing to get GRUB (and thus =
GuixSD) to install in ways that I was positive had worked before.<br></div>=
Turns out the installation USB had booted UEFI rather than BIOS, so it refu=
sed to install what I understood to be the default (BIOS GRUB), even though=
 I had done and partitioned everything correctly, and there were no meaning=
ful hints as to why.<br></div>It would be nice if there was a little note a=
bout this in the install guide, something along the lines of, `EFI/BIOS det=
ection for GRUB depends on how the installation image was booted.&#39; (or =
whatever it actually does, I&#39;m not sure really).<br><br></div>Thank you=
.<br><br><br><br></div>

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Acknowledgement sent to buen ouanq <buenouanq@HIDDEN>:
New bug report received and forwarded. Copy sent to bug-guix@HIDDEN. Full text available.
Report forwarded to bug-guix@HIDDEN:
bug#27794; Package guix. Full text available.
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