Thanks for the positive response! I was midway through the handbook, and I finished creating the partitions and mounting them. Now, I'm at the stage where I'm required to download the stage3 tarball, but I don't want to download anything. I have the Live DVD with me but the Gentoo handbook says the tarball isn't present on it. There's an image.squashfs file which is 2.5GB on the disc. The handbook only tells us how to get the tarball from the internet. I want to know how to use the disc. The handbook says that the tarball isn't provided with the Live DVD.
I mounted the image.squashfs and viewed its contents. It's the root filesystem of the Live CD. I just googled and found information related to copying the root file system to a USB drive. I suppose you could do the same to a hard disk. I multiboot my system with Windows and want to know the procedure for "lifting" the root file system from the disc and "placing" on my hard drive. The Live DVD comes with bootloaders as well. How do I proceed?
I've started a fresh thread