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* doc/guix.texi (Preparing for Installation): Mention the graphical installer.
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@ -9328,12 +9328,20 @@ GuixSD in a virtual machine (VM).
@subsection Preparing for Installation
Once you have successfully booted your computer using the installation medium,
you should end up with a root prompt. Several console TTYs are configured
and can be used to run commands as root. TTY2 shows this documentation,
browsable using the Info reader commands (@pxref{Top,,, info-stnd,
Stand-alone GNU Info}). The installation system runs the GPM mouse
daemon, which allows you to select text with the left mouse button and
to paste it with the middle button.
you should end up with the welcome page of the graphical installer. The
graphical installer is a text-based user interface built upon the newt
library. It shall guide you through all the different steps needed to install
GNU GuixSD. However, as the graphical installer is still under heavy
development, you might want to fallback to the original, shell based install
process, by switching to TTYs 3 to 6 with the shortcuts CTRL-ALT-F[3-6]. The
following sections describe the installation procedure assuming you're using
one of those TTYs. They are configured and can be used to run commands as
root.
TTY2 shows this documentation, browsable using the Info reader commands
(@pxref{Top,,, info-stnd, Stand-alone GNU Info}). The installation system
runs the GPM mouse daemon, which allows you to select text with the left mouse
button and to paste it with the middle button.
@quotation Note
Installation requires access to the Internet so that any missing

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