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Aly Raffauf edited this page Jun 10, 2024 · 4 revisions
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Deploying to NixOS

🔴 Do not deploy this flake unmodified to your machine. It won't work. This is my own NixOS and home-manager flake for my personal devices. Each hardware configuration is host-specific. If you fork this repository, replace them with the hardware-configuration that NixOS generates for you.

Enabling Flakes

While widely used and considered stable, flakes are still considered experimental. To enable Flakes, add the following lines to your configuration.nix and rebuild.

nix.settings.experimental-features = [ "nix-command" "flakes" ];

Alternatively, pass --experimental-features "nix-command flakes" to nix to temporarily use flakes.

Building Flake

In order to deploy this Flake on your host, run the following command:

sudo nixos-rebuild boot --flake github:alyraffauf/nixcfg#$HOSTNAME

Substitute $HOSTNAME for whichever hostname you have chosen. Reboot to apply the flake's configuration for the chosen host.

Installing from Live USB

🔴 This will erase your computer's disk as specified by the host configuration, installing a fresh copy of NixOS. Backup first!

If you want to install NixOS from this flake, run the following commands, ideally from a NixOS live environment, substituting $HOSTNAME with a NixOS configuration specified in flake.nix.

sudo nix --experimental-features "nix-command flakes" run github:alyraffauf/nixcfg -- $HOSTNAME
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