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Gentoo Live 2012


ERPXE Module

  • Name: - Gentoo Live
  • Version: 2012

Plugin type

Plugin type
Gentoo Live Anti-Virus Deployment Diagnostics OS Installation Live Media Recovery Tools
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Plugin Requirments

Plugin Requirments
Gentoo Live CIFS HTTP Internet NFS Linux OS Windows OS
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Special Information

Gentoo Linux is a computer operating system built on top of the Linux kernel and based on the Portage package management system.

It is distributed as free and open source software.

Unlike a conventional software distribution, the user compiles the source code locally according to their chosen configuration.

Where source-code is available, Portage normally supplies no precompiled binaries, continuing in the tradition of the ports collection.

The development project and its products are named after the fastest-swimming penguin, the Gentoo, to reflect the potential speed improvements of machine-specific optimization.

Gentoo package management is designed to be modular, portable, easy to maintain, flexible, and optimized for the user's machine.

Gentoo describes itself as a meta-distribution, "because of its near-unlimited adaptability", in that the majority of users have configurations and sets of installed programs which are unique to themselves.

Linux Installation Instructions

Download gentoolive12-ARCH-XXX.tar.gz to /

extract gentoolive12-ARCH-XXX.tar.gz file:

tar -xvzf gentoolive12-ARCH-XXX.tar.gz

Download Gentoo Live 2012 ISO Latest Version to /mnt/ :

Mount ISO file to temporary location (/mnt/cdrom/)

mkdir /mnt/cdrom/
mount -o loop /mnt/livedvd-x86-amd64-32ul-2012.iso /mnt/cdrom/

Gentoo x86: Copy gentoo.igz , gentoo , image.squashfs to appropriate directory: (LOWER CASE ONLY!)

cp /mnt/cdrom/isolinux/gentoo /tftpboot/er/plugins/gentoo/i386/gentoo
cp /mnt/cdrom/isolinux/gentoo.igz /tftpboot/er/plugins/gentoo/i386/gentoo.igz
cp /mnt/cdrom/image.squashfs /tftpboot/er/shares/gentoo/image.squashfs

Gentoo x64: Copy gentoo64.igz , gentoo64 , image.squashfs to appropriate directory: (LOWER CASE ONLY!)

cp /mnt/cdrom/isolinux/gentoo64 /tftpboot/er/plugins/gentoo/x86_64/gentoo64
cp /mnt/cdrom/isolinux/gentoo64.igz /tftpboot/er/plugins/gentoo/x86_64/gentoo64.igz
cp /mnt/cdrom/image.squashfs /tftpboot/er/shares/gentoo/image.squashfs

Verify files with filelist.txt in each folder.

All Done!