Archive for September, 2009

Gentoo x86 USB boot stick from ISO

Posted in HowTo on 16/09/2009 by Undersys

I wanted to re install Gentoo on my eeepc. It  currently has Gentoo on it but I don’t like the way I set it up.
Given the  eeepc has no dvd rom I need a way to boot the install media. USB boot sick is easy.

Your going to need a USB stick and a Gentoo install release ISO. I use the minimal install. Nothing like the fun of a text based console install!

  1. # emerge sys-boot/unetbootin
  2. Partition your USB stick to have one fat 32 partition (type c in fdisk)
  3. Format your sick to fat32
    # mkfs.vfat -F 32 /dev/sde1
  4. Launch the unetbootin app
    # /usr/bin/unetbootin
  5. Follow the prompts.

Note this will work with gentoo “2009” weeky reaslese.

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