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Old 04-02-2008, 06:28 PM   #1
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Making Gentoo LiveCD


I feel like a total n00b asking this, but then again I am so I'll ask anyway.

I downloaded the Gentoo LiveCD file, I want to burn it into a DVD... there's a whole bunch of files and I at first assumed I just had to copy the contents of the file I downloaded (install-amd64-minimal-2006.1) onto a DVD and voila, it'll boot and I can begin installing... but there's an option on the burner software titled "make a disc bootable", so I select that, then it gives me all these choices I don't know about:

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Select Emulation Type
-Floppy 1.44"
-Floppy 2.88"
-hard disk
-no emulation NT/2000/XP
Why the software talks about Floppies I've no idea... It also asks me to select an ISO level

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-Level 1 (8+3)
-Level 2 (31)
-ISO 9660::1999 (unrestricted)
what any of that's about, again, I've absolutely no idea. I'd thought an ISO was an ISO, end of. But apparently not.

Then there are a couple of other options, but the relevance of any of them to burning a bootable linux dvd is questionable... if anyone can shed some light on the two groups of options quoted above I would be grateful enough. Maybe I should just burn the contents of install-amd64-minimal-2006.1 on the DVD and not worry about all these other settings but I tried it already and it didn't seem to work and I don't want yet another iridescent coaster.

By the way I got a AMD Duron chip, have I chosen the correct iso? (amd64-minimal-2006.1)
 
Old 04-03-2008, 07:48 AM   #2
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is it possible that for a linux system there's no need to consider the "make disc bootable " option? All the options given under that seemed to be Windows specific.
 
Old 04-03-2008, 10:02 AM   #3
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Amd64 wont fly with a Duron chip - you'll need something like x86.

Either this for a minimal install CD or that for a live CD.

The DVD seems to be only available on bittorrent and then you'd need the i686 version.

You don't need all that emulation stuff - just burn the iso.Any halfway decent burning app should be able to handle that.
You are doing this from windows or Linux?
 
Old 04-03-2008, 10:07 AM   #4
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Amd64 wont fly with a Duron chip - you'll need something like x86.

Either this for a minimal install CD or that for a live CD.

The DVD seems to be only available on bittorrent and then you'd need the i686 version.

You don't need all that emulation stuff - just burn the iso.Any halfway decent burning app should be able to handle that.
You are doing this from windows or Linux?
Thanks for the reply, I'm burning it from Windows XP box.
 
Old 04-03-2008, 10:18 AM   #5
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There are two .iso's on that minimal install link for x86,

install-x86-minimal-2007.0-r1.iso (May)

and

install-x86-minimal-2007.0.iso (April)

I'll just burn the latest one onto a CD (not a DVD), shove it into the drive, reboot with CD-boot in BIOS and expect it to work.

Right?
 
Old 04-03-2008, 10:19 AM   #6
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If you use Nero it should burn it automatically ok if you just doubleclick on the .iso file.

There are various howtos.

Besides I wouldn't really recommend Gentoo for a Duron - I installed it on a Duron back then and it does take a looong time to compile everything.
 
Old 04-03-2008, 10:25 AM   #7
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There are two .iso's on that minimal install link for x86,

install-x86-minimal-2007.0-r1.iso (May)

and

install-x86-minimal-2007.0.iso (April)

I'll just burn the latest one onto a CD (not a DVD), shove it into the drive, reboot with CD-boot in BIOS and expect it to work.

Right?
Yes - if you are lucky.Don't remember if it was that version that wouldn't let me connect to the internet out-of-the-box :-)
 
Old 04-03-2008, 10:39 AM   #8
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If you use Nero it should burn it automatically ok if you just doubleclick on the .iso file.

There are various howtos.

Besides I wouldn't really recommend Gentoo for a Duron - I installed it on a Duron back then and it does take a looong time to compile everything.
Thanks for the link! I will endure the long compile time in the hope of a speed payoff when it's installed. At that point I'll go bother the Gentoo forums regarding the various difficulties I'm bound to encounter from the get-go.
 
Old 04-03-2008, 11:43 AM   #9
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Thanks for the link! I will endure the long compile time in the hope of a speed payoff when it's installed.
Have fun.Don't stop 'bothering' us with problems though - there are one or two gentoo guys around here either
 
  


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