So I wanted to first try NixOS on Virtualbox before installing it on my machine. The machine setup I wanted to have is zfs with mirroring and encryption (I followed this article Encrypted ZFS mirror with mirrored boot on NixOS).
When setting everything up - namely, disk partitioning and other things mentioned in the article above) - everything went fine. However, on the last step, when I run
nixos-install - it just sort of freezes. The CPU keeps doing something for hours (I waited 2,5 hours), I can see that - but literally NO OUTPUT is being produced. I tried running
nixos-install -v -L for verbose output - but there’s still nothing. There are no errors or anything that would hint at misconfiguration.
Does anyone have any idea how to diagnose this?