Unofficial Gentoo Linux LiveUSB HOWTO

Due to popular demand I have updated my unofficial Gentoo Linux LiveUSB HOWTO for the 2005.1-r1 release and made it public available.

The HOWTO, initially created since I needed to install Gentoo Linux on my IBM ThinkPad X31 with no CD-ROM drive, explains how to emulate an (almost) unmodified Gentoo Linux LiveCD from an USB flash drive. The instructions can easily be adapted for other types of block devices – I use a similar process for booting my Soekris net4801 from CompactFlash.

For the impatient I have created a small shell script outlining the steps found in the HOWTO.

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