I have used
nixos-rebuild boot --flake ./myflake#desktop -p "test" which resulted in a new boot entry
now I erased all generations with
nix-env --delete-generations --profile /nix/var/nix/profiles/system-profiles/test
which deleted all but left the last one.
How can I delete all generations and then also remove the boot entry from Grub?
I am not sure I quite understand correctly.
--delete-generations leaves the current generation alive, hopefully. Your system must run on something I guess. So you cannot really delete all generations.
As for the boot loader, you can reinstall that.
sudo nixos-rebuild --install-bootloader switch --flake ./myflake#desktop -p "test" should do that usually.
Not sure if this is the best way, but I do it sometimes.
Edit: I just checked, apparently
sudo nix-collect-garbage -d
sudo nixos-rebuild boot
should also do the trick.
test profile is a separate profile and also represented in the boot loader.
This corresponds not with the normal system profile (?) and I should be able to delete it.
oh yes, now I start to understand. But I don’t use that feature. Maybe someone else knows more than me about this.
I think deleting the
/nix/var/nix/profiles/system-profiles/test symlink is enough. Such that the garbage collector
removes the stuff. Not quite sure.