After following the NixOS' Installation Guide, I'm failing to create a bootable Installation ISO. I created an issue for this on
NixOS/nixpkgs. But I wanted to see if there was any knowledge here. Took a look around including this question, and don't see a clear answer beyond what's already in the documentation.
i) Basically, when I try to write a bootable ISO to my USB stick, I can't make it boot. From the boot menu, I run the USB stick, and am immediately exited out of the boot process without any error message. I'm simply immediately placed back in the boot loader.
sudo dd if=~/Downloads/nixos-graphical-18.03.132847.aec217852f2-x86_64-linux.iso of=/dev/sda
sudo dd bs=1024 status=progress if=~/Downloads/nixos-graphical-18.03.132847.aec217852f2-x86_64-linux.iso of=/dev/sda
I also tried ii) reformatting the USB stick with
fdisk (bootable, 1 partition, VFAT). And iii) calling
sync after the dd write. No dice.
dd copy command works on Ubuntu ISOs. Is there anything else I have to do for NixOS' ISO?