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  • Flake to make NixOS iso
    2 projects | | 21 Mar 2023
    You should take a look at NixOS Generators, it's a flake with configs to build common formats like ISO, LXC, Docker, etc. I use that to generate an ISO with my config, specifically the packages.iso section.
  • Need help with NixOs VM Generation
    2 projects | | 25 Feb 2023
    I am trying to make use of to generate qcow2 images from a NixOs configuration. Since it will be used with Scaleway, they require an efi bootable image.
  • Has anyone here spent a fair amount of time using NixOS/Guix and Fedora CoreOS/OpenSuse MicroOS for server deployment?
    2 projects | | 30 Jan 2023
    (2) There are a number of "generators" that can build disk images or installers. Some of them live in the nixpkgs repo along with NixOS, and others live in the nixos-generators repo. This is how I handle partitioning automatically. A related approach is to include first-boot scripts in those images. For example, the SD image resizes its main partition on first boot.
  • NixOS 21.05 Released
    39 projects | | 2 Jun 2021
    If you want to build custom images just use
    39 projects | | 2 Jun 2021
    One way is to use this project:

    It's just a small wrapper but it shows you most of the targets available.

  • NixOS 21.05 Released!
    8 projects | | 2 Jun 2021
    Well, everyone of course! But especially devops, developers, power-users, and ricer folks. Due to the declarative and purity aspect of nixpkgs, all builds and configurations can be version controlled, cached and shared. NixOS can easily be extended to produce docker images, vm images, or even distributed deployments. You can also write reproducible multi-node integration tests. Tinkerers! Love playing around with the latest desktop manager or modifying builds? Nixpkgs allows you to modify any package you wish to, locally! Nixpkgs is actually a source distribution but its guarantees around purity and reproducibility are so strong that you can get a binary cache "for free".
    18 projects | | 20 May 2021
    Btw want to throw one thing here, as far as I am aware, nixos/guix is the only distro that allow chicken or egg paradox of vm building, where you can output an vm image(ami,vbox,iso,azure,openstack,etc) (there is tool like that simplify that process) from only an configuration file(no vm booting happen except on the last part to put the store together in the final image)
  • Erasing root on every boot
    4 projects | | 6 Mar 2021
    I use
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