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1<?xml version='1.0' encoding="UTF-8"?> 1<?xml version='1.0' encoding="UTF-8"?>
2<!DOCTYPE guide SYSTEM "/dtd/guide.dtd"> 2<!DOCTYPE guide SYSTEM "/dtd/guide.dtd">
3<!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/liveusb.xml,v 1.16 2009/01/26 07:15:58 nightmorph Exp $ --> 3<!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/liveusb.xml,v 1.17 2009/01/26 16:56:00 neysx Exp $ -->
4 4
5<guide link="/doc/en/liveusb.xml"> 5<guide>
6<title>Gentoo Linux LiveUSB HOWTO</title> 6<title>Gentoo Linux LiveUSB HOWTO</title>
7 7
8<author title="Author"> 8<author title="Author">
9 <mail link="henrik@brixandersen.dk">Henrik Brix Andersen</mail> 9 <mail link="brix"/>
10</author> 10</author>
11<author title="Editor"> 11<author title="Editor">
12 <mail link="neysx@gentoo.org">Xavier Neys</mail> 12 <mail link="neys"/>
13</author> 13</author>
14 14
15<abstract> 15<abstract>
16This HOWTO explains how to create a Gentoo Linux LiveUSB or, in other words, 16This HOWTO explains how to create a Gentoo Linux LiveUSB or, in other words,
17how to emulate an x86 or AMD64 Gentoo Linux LiveCD using a USB flash drive. 17how to emulate an x86 or AMD64 Gentoo Linux LiveCD using a USB flash drive.
19 19
20<!-- The content of this document is licensed under the CC-BY-SA license --> 20<!-- The content of this document is licensed under the CC-BY-SA license -->
21<!-- See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5 --> 21<!-- See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5 -->
22<license/> 22<license/>
23 23
24<version>5</version> 24<version>6</version>
25<date>2009-01-25</date> 25<date>2009-01-26</date>
26 26
27<chapter> 27<chapter>
28<title>Introduction</title> 28<title>Introduction</title>
29<section> 29<section>
30<title>The LiveUSB</title> 30<title>The LiveUSB</title>
34This HOWTO explains how to create a <e>Gentoo Linux LiveUSB</e> or, in other 34This HOWTO explains how to create a <e>Gentoo Linux LiveUSB</e> or, in other
35words, how to emulate an x86 or AMD64 Gentoo Linux LiveCD using a USB flash 35words, how to emulate an x86 or AMD64 Gentoo Linux LiveCD using a USB flash
36drive. This is particularly useful for installing Gentoo Linux on a modern 36drive. This is particularly useful for installing Gentoo Linux on a modern
37laptop with no CD-ROM drive. 37laptop with no CD-ROM drive.
38</p> 38</p>
39
40<note>
41The <c>sys-boot/unetbootin</c> package provides a much easier alternative to
42create a bootable USB stick from any bootable CD image.
43</note>
39 44
40<p> 45<p>
41Although the instructions found in this document aim at emulating a Gentoo 46Although the instructions found in this document aim at emulating a Gentoo
42Linux LiveCD using a USB flash drive, they should work for any arbitrary block 47Linux LiveCD using a USB flash drive, they should work for any arbitrary block
43device as long as you adjust the device names accordingly. 48device as long as you adjust the device names accordingly.

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