Maxim Cournoyer transcribed 1.3K bytes: > Hello ng0, > > On April 19, 2017 5:14:13 PM PDT, ng0 <contact....@cryptolab.net> wrote: > >Hi, > > > >I already contacted the hoster support, but maybe someone has an idea. > > > >Upon initing GuixSD from a minimal Debian base, I get stuck at this > >point > >about GRUB. The server is aparently a qemu -> kvm one. > > > >guix system: warning: while talking to shepherd: No such file or > >directory > >Installing for i386-pc platform. > >grub-install: warning: File system `ext2' doesn't support embedding. > >grub-install: warning: Embedding is not possible. GRUB can only be > >installed in this setup by using blocklists. However, blocklists are > >UNRELIABLE and their use is discouraged.. > >grub-install: error: will not proceed with blocklists. > >guix system: error: failed to install GRUB on device '/dev/vda' > > What kind of device is /dev/vda?
If I knew, I would've succeeded. I asked if there were any special requirements to the server ;) There was just /dev/vda, no partitionsm, in a ready to be used system. Of course in grub-configuration I wrote "/dev/vda" and in the file-systems the same. > It looks like grub is trying to install itself on an ext2 partition rather > than on the device itself (for old school dos partitions that would be in the > MBR), and apparently this is not supported. I think I had a similar problem > when installing on my personal computer with ext4; I think it was because I > had specified a numbered partition rather than the device itself (/dev/sda1 > instead of /dev/sda for example). > > Maxim -- PGP and more: https://people.pragmatique.xyz/ng0/