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3.6 Manual Installation

This section describes how you would “manually” install GNU Guix System on your machine. This option requires familiarity with GNU/Linux, with the shell, and with common administration tools. If you think this is not for you, consider using the guided graphical installer (see Guided Graphical Installation).

The installation system provides root shells on TTYs 3 to 6; press ctrl-alt-f3, ctrl-alt-f4, and so on to reach them. It includes many common tools needed to install the system. But it is also a full-blown Guix System, which means that you can install additional packages, should you need it, using guix package (see Invoking guix package).