Chapter 8. Building a Basic Gentoo Live CD

Tools for building live CDs are a natural extension of the Gentoo project. Although prebuilt binaries are available for many Gentoo packages, many people are drawn to Gentoo because it is geared toward those who like to select and build installed Linux systems from scratch.

Although it is possible to build your own Gentoo live CD from scratch, the main procedure in this chapter has you start with an existing stage2 tarball and builds from there. After you have built a live CD with that procedure, the following section describes how to use tools from the Catalyst project (the Gentoo release building tool) much the same way as you would install Gentoo to hard disk. The difference is that the result is an ...

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