Christopher Allan Webber

GuixSD + Debian living happily together

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I now have GuixSD + Debian dual booting with an encrypted home partition on my Minifree x200... and now I have a working shared package store too. This means a user's Guix profile is available on both Debian and GuixSD. If I boot into Debian and install tuxracer via Guix and then boot into GuixSD, I can run tuxracer on GuixSD too. And vice versa!

Blogpost hopefully coming soon.

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Claes Wallin (韋嘉誠), Claes Wallin (韋嘉誠) shared this. definitely looking forward to reading that post and putting it into practice! Guix on Debian only at the moment due to perceived issues sharing an encrypted home directory with GuixSD dual boot.

Kevin Everets at 2016-01-15T22:51:09Z

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It's definitely possible to do the shared encrypted /home/, though it took me a bit to figure out. You just won't be able to do an encrypted LVM.

Christopher Allan Webber at 2016-01-15T22:52:51Z

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