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Add note about installing NixOS from distributions with /usr/sbin and… #75615

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In my case the installation from Debian buster failed because chroot was not in the PATH of my non-root user.

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  • Tested using sandboxing (nix.useSandbox on NixOS, or option sandbox in nix.conf on non-NixOS linux)
  • Built on platform(s)
    • NixOS
    • macOS
    • other Linux distributions
  • Tested via one or more NixOS test(s) if existing and applicable for the change (look inside nixos/tests)
  • Tested compilation of all pkgs that depend on this change using nix-shell -p nix-review --run "nix-review wip"
  • Tested execution of all binary files (usually in ./result/bin/)
  • Determined the impact on package closure size (by running nix path-info -S before and after)
  • Ensured that relevant documentation is up to date
  • Fits CONTRIBUTING.md.
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In my case the installation from Debian buster failed because chroot was not in the PATH of my non-root user.
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@FSMaxB FSMaxB commented Dec 13, 2019

Sorry if the commit format wasn't correct. Just saw the problem and thought I'd make a PR directly instead of opening an issue. But I only made a quick change using the online GitHub editor.

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