Mark H Weaver <m...@netris.org> writes: > Hi Calvin, > > Calvin Heim <frofro...@gmail.com> writes: > >> On Thu, 2019-08-15 at 15:15 -0400, Mark H Weaver wrote: >>> I did some looking around for any recently updated tutorials on how to >>> install GNU/Linux on a MacBook 1,1, and the only recent success story I >>> found involved installing the rEFInd boot manager and using it to boot >>> to a USB installer. >>> >>> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHRai14ETKU >>> >>> I would suggest something along those lines, since it would eliminate >>> the need to access the DVD drive from the initrd, which seems to be >>> where you're currently getting stuck. >>> >>> Mark >> I have now removed the DVD and made a live USB with the >> guix-system-install-1.0.1.i686-linux.iso image. >> Selecting the live usb at (what I believe to be) the EFI leads to the GuixSD >> LiveUSB image's GRUB, replete with the GUIXSD logo. >> Setting the acpi=off boot option in the GuixSD LiveUSB image's GRUB leads to >> the same log that is >> pasted in my previous email, quoted above. When I saw the identifier for >> the DVD drive again in the log, >> I double-checked to make sure that my previous DVD was not in the drive. >> Nope, it's in a vinyl CD case. >> >> David Stumph (the author of the video) is using lubuntu 16.04 in the video. >> He attempted 18.10 >> but that resulted in a kernel panic. I also see a kernel panic without >> setting acpi=off >> in the grub boot options. In case someone in the future is searching for >> this issue, the kernel panic message is >>>%----------begin pasted text----------------->% >> Kernel panic - not syncing: Timeout: Not all CPUs entered broadcast >> exception handler >> Shutting down cpus with NMI >> Kernel Offset : 0x8000000 from 0xc1000000 (relocation range: >> 0xc0000000-0xf7dfdfff) >> Kernel rebooting in 30 seconds >>>%----------end paste------------------------->% > > Ubuntu 16.04 uses linux-4.4. We have linux-libre-4.4 (LTS) in Guix, but > our 1.0.1 installer images are based on linux-libre-5.1. > > It might be worth using another machine to build a Guix installer image > that uses linux-libre-4.4, and trying that. Here's how: Section 3.9 > (Building the Installation Image) describes how to build an installer > image, but instead of passing "gnu/system/install.scm", pass the name of > a modified version of that file, with (kernel linux-libre-4.4) added as > an additional field to 'installation-os'.
I should mention that you'll also need to add "--system=i686-linux" as an option to "guix system disk-image", if the build system is 64-bit. Mark