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From: Christine Lemmer-Webber <cwebber@dustycloud.org>
To: Dan Connolly <dckc@madmode.com>
Cc: 53141@debbugs.gnu.org
Subject: bug#53141: installer failed in mkfs.ext4 when installing to the same USB drive
Date: Sun, 09 Jan 2022 09:08:58 -0500	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <87sftxdmis.fsf@dustycloud.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <CAD2YivbBMuMvPDAoR0+NpHvUqofuOGFC4dvhkZAJePX605TKBw@mail.gmail.com>

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@madmode.com> 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.





  reply	other threads:[~2022-01-09 14:15 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 4+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2022-01-09 13:27 bug#53143: " Dan Connolly
2022-01-09 14:08 ` Christine Lemmer-Webber [this message]
2022-01-11  9:48   ` bug#53141: " Mathieu Othacehe
2022-02-02 16:43 ` Mathieu Othacehe

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