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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:28 pm    Post subject: Catalyst livecd packages required Reply with quote

These packages are in the livecd-stage1 example spec file:
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        livecd-tools
        dhcpcd
        acpid
        apmd
        gentoo-sources
        fxload
        irssi
        gpm
        syslog-ng
        parted
        links
        raidutils
        dosfstools
        nfs-utils
        jfsutils
        xfsprogs
        e2fsprogs
        reiserfsprogs
        ntfs3g
        pwgen
        rp-pppoe
        app-misc/screen
        mirrorselect
        iputils
        hwdata-gentoo
        hwsetup
        lvm2
        vim
        pptpclient
        mdadm
        ethtool
        wireless-tools
        wpa_supplicant


Are these necessary for creating a livecd, or just suggestions?
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A few of them you'll probably need. Like for example if you use the livecd use flag, then you'll need livecd-tools. But generally speaking most of those tools fall under the category of dependency. For example a lot of the disk and partition and volume management tools will be pulled in as dependencies for the apps you choose to install. Provided you set the use flags appropriately. The best option for building a livecd is to build it just like you would for your own useage, and then you can tweak it for livecd use after you have a booting working system.

Catalyst is great for building stage tarballs, but not so great for building custom livecd's. Use it to build your stages, and then follow a more customary installation process. That's my advice.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, I got stuck on stage2 not finding /usr/src/linux even though the stage1 tmp dir has the symlink.

Got any recommendations on what to use for building a livecd?
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh yeah. Check this out.
https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-244837-start-0.html

Look at the date, it seems pretty darn old, but actually it's still pretty close to accurate. You'll want to adapt it to your preferences, but it's a mostly complete guide. It's still good stuff.

EDIT: If you intend it to boot on a UEFI, then you'll want to use grub2 instead of grub.
https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/GRUB2

EDIT2: For the initrd you probably want to use genkernel-next instead of making that dinky one they show in that guide.
https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Genkernel

EDIT3: I was just spending some time reading the guide again, you can use a stage3 tarball and it'll be exactly the same difference in the end. Even though the guide says you must be familiar with a stage2 tarball, in this particular guide it's the same difference.
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