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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 1.5 2006/02/12 14:54:15 nightmorph Exp $ --> 3<!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/liveusb.xml,v 1.6 2006/02/28 13:51:25 jkt Exp $ -->
4 4
5<guide link="/doc/en/liveusb.xml"> 5<guide link="/doc/en/liveusb.xml">
6<title>Gentoo Linux LiveUSB HOWTO</title> 6<title>Gentoo Linux LiveUSB HOWTO</title>
7 7
8<author title="Author"> 8<author title="Author">
16 16
17<!-- The content of this document is licensed under the CC-BY-SA license --> 17<!-- The content of this document is licensed under the CC-BY-SA license -->
18<!-- See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5 --> 18<!-- See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5 -->
19<license/> 19<license/>
20 20
21<version>1.1</version> 21<version>1.2</version>
22<date>2006-02-12</date> 22<date>2006-02-28</date>
23 23
24<chapter> 24<chapter>
25<title>Introduction</title> 25<title>Introduction</title>
26<section> 26<section>
27<title>The LiveUSB</title> 27<title>The LiveUSB</title>
51</p> 51</p>
52 52
53<ul> 53<ul>
54 <li>Bootable USB flash drive (at least 64MB)</li> 54 <li>Bootable USB flash drive (at least 64MB)</li>
55 <li> 55 <li>
56 x86 computer with support for booting from USB (with at least 64MB RAM) 56 x86 computer with support for booting from USB
57 </li> 57 </li>
58</ul> 58</ul>
59 59
60<p> 60<p>
61You will also need access to the following for creating the LiveUSB: 61You will also need access to the following for creating the LiveUSB:
148<section> 148<section>
149<title>Mounting the Gentoo Linux Installation CD</title> 149<title>Mounting the Gentoo Linux Installation CD</title>
150<body> 150<body>
151 151
152<p> 152<p>
153Download the <path>install-x86-minimal-2005.1-r1.iso</path> file from your 153Download the <path>install-x86-minimal-2006.0.iso</path> file from your
154local Gentoo Linux <uri link="/main/en/where.xml">mirror</uri> site and mount 154local Gentoo Linux <uri link="/main/en/where.xml">mirror</uri> site and mount
155the ISO image on <path>/mnt/cdrom/</path> as shown below: 155the ISO image on <path>/mnt/cdrom/</path> as shown below:
156</p> 156</p>
157 157
158<pre caption="Mounting the Gentoo Linux Installation CD ISO image"> 158<pre caption="Mounting the Gentoo Linux Installation CD ISO image">
159<comment>(Create the /mnt/cdrom/ mount point if needed)</comment> 159<comment>(Create the /mnt/cdrom/ mount point if needed)</comment>
160# <i>mkdir -p /mnt/cdrom</i> 160# <i>mkdir -p /mnt/cdrom</i>
161# <i>mount -o loop,ro -t iso9660 install-x86-minimal-2005.1-r1.iso /mnt/cdrom/</i> 161# <i>mount -o loop,ro -t iso9660 install-x86-minimal-2006.0.iso /mnt/cdrom/</i>
162</pre> 162</pre>
163 163
164</body> 164</body>
165</section> 165</section>
166<section> 166<section>
214<title>Adjusting the bootloader configuration</title> 214<title>Adjusting the bootloader configuration</title>
215<body> 215<body>
216 216
217<p> 217<p>
218Adjust the syslinux configuration file using <c>sed</c> as shown below. The 218Adjust the syslinux configuration file using <c>sed</c> as shown below. The
219<c>scandelay=10</c> parameter will introduce a 10 seconds delay before 219<c>dobladecenter</c> parameter will introduce some extra delays before
220attempting to mount the filesystem. This is needed to allow the USB flash drive 220attempting to mount the filesystem. This is needed to allow the USB
221to settle upon detection. 221flash drive to settle upon detection.
222</p> 222</p>
223 223
224<pre caption="Adjusting the boot parameters"> 224<pre caption="Adjusting the boot parameters">
225# <i>sed -i \ 225# <i>sed -i \
226 -e "s:cdroot:cdroot scandelay=10:" \ 226 -e "s:cdroot:cdroot dobladecenter:" \
227 -e "s:kernel memtest86:kernel memtest:" \ 227 -e "s:kernel memtest86:kernel memtest:" \
228 /mnt/usb/syslinux.cfg</i> 228 /mnt/usb/syslinux.cfg</i>
229</pre> 229</pre>
230 230
231<note> 231<note>
232Consider adding <c>docache</c> to the boot parameters. This will allow running 232Consider adding <c>docache</c> to the boot parameters. This will allow running
233<c>umount /mnt/cdrom/</c> after booting so that you can unplug the USB flash 233<c>umount /mnt/cdrom/</c> after booting so that you can unplug the USB flash
234drive. 234drive. Do not enable this unless the target computer has at least 128MB RAM.
235</note> 235</note>
236 236
237</body> 237</body>
238</section> 238</section>
239</chapter> 239</chapter>

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