GNU bug report logs - #53141
installer failed in mkfs.ext4 when installing to the same USB drive

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Package: guix; Reported by: Christine Lemmer-Webber <cwebber@HIDDEN>; merged with #53143; dated Sun, 9 Jan 2022 14:15:02 UTC; Maintainer for guix is bug-guix@HIDDEN.
Merged 53141 53143. Request was from Mathieu Othacehe <mathieu@HIDDEN> to control <at> debbugs.gnu.org. Full text available.

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Hello,

>> I'm installing from a USB thumb drive. I'd like to use the thumb drive
>> as the disk for the machine. The installer gave me the option to do
>> so, but then it crashed.

Christine is right, in that case you might prefer to use "guix system
image" to create directly a bootable image that suits you.

>> I can imagine that installing on the installation media is not
>> supported. Perhaps the installer should have prevented me from doing
>> so?

Yes indeed. The latest installer available here:
https://guix.gnu.org/en/download/latest/ should hide the installation
media in the device selection page. It would be great if you could
confirm it.

Thanks,

Mathieu




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bug#53141; Package guix. Full text available.

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I wonder if what you're really looking for is "guix system image", which
will build something that is basically "pre-configured" for bootable
media you can use:

  https://guix.gnu.org/cookbook/en/html_node/Guix-System-Image-API.html

However, I'm not sure how to combine it with an encrypted volume.

(One advantage of this path is that you can test your built image in a
VM before you try booting it and writing it to a USB key, btw.)

Dan Connolly <dckc@HIDDEN> writes:

> I'm installing from a USB thumb drive. I'd like to use the thumb drive
> as the disk for the machine. The installer gave me the option to do
> so, but then it crashed.
>
> I can imagine that installing on the installation media is not
> supported. Perhaps the installer should have prevented me from doing
> so?
>
> p.e. Please excuse the use of an image of the text. I see "The
> backtrace is displayed below. Please report it by email ..." and I the
> only option that occurs to me is to take an image and send it from
> another computer.





Acknowledgement sent to Christine Lemmer-Webber <cwebber@HIDDEN>:
New bug report received and forwarded. Copy sent to bug-guix@HIDDEN. Full text available.
Report forwarded to bug-guix@HIDDEN:
bug#53141; Package guix. Full text available.
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