Support LQ: Use code LQ3 and save $3 on Domain Registration
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Gentoo
User Name
Gentoo This forum is for the discussion of Gentoo Linux.


  Search this Thread
Old 07-28-2013, 01:40 AM   #1
Registered: Mar 2013
Posts: 119

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
gentoo install-minimal iso stuck at (none) Login:

I am trying to install gentoo.
I downloaded install-x86-minimal-20130528.iso and made bootable USB using
dd if=*.iso of=/dev/sdb

But when I reboot machine and boot from usb, the screen stop at
(none) Login:
instead of
livecd: #
at the end,
scanning hardwares...
loading keymaps...
and everything went well before the end as expected though.
I am stucking in that black screen login page.

I don't know how to login because I have yet install even a piece of file.

Please help me!

Last edited by mshlinux; 07-28-2013 at 04:55 AM.
Old 07-28-2013, 03:47 AM   #2
Registered: Mar 2013
Posts: 119

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: Disabled
I have tried with another USB stick and many times.
And I also tried on netbook and Desktop as well.
Gentoo bootable USB ends up
(none) login:
on both of Desktop and netbook.
so, still missing something...

I burned same iso to CD and it is ok on Desktop. (Netbook no cdrom)

the problem I am having with is bootable USB.

Please anyone help or advice me any...

I am trying to install Gentoo on Asus netboot with no cdrom.
So, bootable USB is essential for me.
Old 07-28-2013, 10:46 PM   #3
Registered: Mar 2013
Posts: 119

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: Disabled
no body all over the world ever encountered the problem I am facing now?
Old 07-30-2013, 07:14 AM   #4
Gentoo support team
Registered: May 2008
Location: Lucena, Córdoba (Spain)
Distribution: Gentoo
Posts: 4,052

Rep: Reputation: 379Reputation: 379Reputation: 379Reputation: 379
Sorry for the late reply, I am having trouble finding time to act in the forums lately.

But, to put it easy, usb are always a problem. And so are cdroms really. It depends on the concrete livecd and the concrete machine you are using.

There's good news though: you don't actually need a gentoo live media to install gentoo. You can use ANY livecd or live usb that works for you. Nothing from the live media goes into the final system. You just need a way to boot a linux OS and an internet connection.
Old 07-31-2013, 09:59 AM   #5
Registered: Mar 2013
Posts: 119

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: Disabled
thanks for reply.
and me too
sorry for my late reply...

actually, I have successfully installed Gentoo base system on my old desktop using CD.
but xorg and lxde (DE I want) are not install yet.
Now I am having some problem to install them.
I think, I would post another thread...
pls, keep helping me...

btw, Gentoo handbook and wiki pages mention a lot of choices and about what-if
it's good
they really confuse me...


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Gentoo minimal install, GRUB error 15 on reboot? Slack_er Gentoo 3 10-19-2011 12:13 PM
Gentoo Minimal Install. warrior23 Linux - Newbie 3 06-06-2010 05:55 AM
Gentoo install from minimal CD with WPA wireless network guard Gentoo 12 07-30-2009 04:44 PM
Gentoo Linux Minimal Install on HP dv9428mr SeanInSeattle Linux - Laptop and Netbook 2 09-03-2007 12:36 AM
Problems with Gentoo 2006.0 Minimal or LiveCD Install, need help Centurion5545 Linux - Newbie 6 05-12-2006 09:16 AM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:41 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration