LIP 25: Gentoo – Initial LiveCD Install

Posted in Gentoo, Initial Install, Live-cd at 2:46 pm by serge

We kick off our seventh distro of the show going with a live cd install of Gentoo Linux. This ubergeek distro greets us with a very slick graphical installer that surprises us given what we’ve heard about Gentoo’s close to the metal nature. We emerge from the installer with a new respect for this distro and look forward to more exploration in the coming three episodes.

Also discussed are portable music players and Linux as well as a tip for Konqueror users.

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  1. bill said,

    February 12, 2007 at 3:06 pm

    Gentoo is a distro I’ve always wanted to test out but haven’t had the guts to do so yet. Thanks for letting us let you go first.

  2. macroron said,

    February 12, 2007 at 3:23 pm


    Sabayon Mini CD (gentoo base):


    ArchLinux Basic (slackware based):


    ArchLinux Office CD:

    This CD installs a complete setup of Arch Linux distribution. No configure is needed except preparing hard disk, set mountpoints, and install LILO bootloader. Also no post configure. Once installed you can straight a way start working with popular Linux programs for office, internet, and web development. If you are new to Linux this installer is a good starting place to begin. After installation and booted in hard disk, instructions are shown how to auto configure X (vga) and login to desktop.

    This CD installs KDE desktop, OpenOffice, GnuCash accounting, Scribus desktop publishing, Gimp image manipulation program, Mozilla-Firefox web browser, KMail client, BlueFish web development, K3b CDwriter, Apache HTTP server, PHP scripting language, CUPS common UNIX printing system, XMMS multimedia player, Mplayer video player, Gparted hard disk partitioning, and Acroread Adobe acrobat reader. (appx. 2.5GB)

    This CD also includes GParted Live CD, fast, small in size (~30mb), and use minimal resources to get that disk partitioned the way you want it. GParted LiveCD uses Xorg, the lightweight Fluxbox window manager, and the latest 2.6 Linux Kernel.


    All of these distros will be updated within the next two months. Keep an eye out at distrowatch.


  3. serge said,

    February 12, 2007 at 4:22 pm


    Thanks for the suggestions and the links. These look like great distros to explore on the show. I’ll keep an eye out for the upcoming releases.

  4. dzzsky said,

    February 16, 2007 at 10:27 pm

    If you have to set up a gentoo network from the live cd. Just run the gui installer Type in all of you network information click next then just exit the installer and wala a working internet connection.

  5. Helga said,

    June 6, 2007 at 10:15 am

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  6. sveta said,

    June 6, 2007 at 10:21 am

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