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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:17 pm    Post subject: Gentoo Hybrid DVD 2016 but Minimal 2019 Reply with quote

Why is the Gentoo Hybrid DVD old built in 2016 but Minimal is updated built in 2019?[/gwn]
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:29 pm    Post subject: Re: Gentoo Hybrid DVD 2016 but Minimal 2019 Reply with quote

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Why is the Gentoo Hybrid DVD old built in 2016 but Minimal is updated built in 2019?[/gwn]


Because there is no real reason to use a live DVD to install Gentoo. The minimal install CD is the standard install iso.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sagsaw,

Welcome to Gentoo.

The DVD is intended to let you test Gentoo without installing it. You are not supposed to install its contents to a HDD.

To install Gentoo, you need only a few tools. Almost any Linux will do.
A 64 bit install requires a 64 bit kernel.
An EFI install requires the ability to boot in EFI mode to write the EFIvars.

The Gentoo installer is you.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2019 12:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

NeddySeagoon wrote:
The DVD is intended to let you test Gentoo without installing it.

It would be nice to have an updated Gentoo DVD demonstrator that uses KDE Plasma 5 rather than KDE 4.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2019 11:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fitzcarraldo,

The liveDVD is a one man project and I've not seen that one may on IRC for a while.

I do know that the liveDVD is built with catalyst, as is the minimal. It 'just' uses different spec files.
I'm not sure if its all in a public repo or not.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2019 6:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NeddySeagoon wrote:
sagsaw,

Welcome to Gentoo.

The DVD is intended to let you test Gentoo without installing it. You are not supposed to install its contents to a HDD.

To install Gentoo, you need only a few tools. Almost any Linux will do.
A 64 bit install requires a 64 bit kernel.
An EFI install requires the ability to boot in EFI mode to write the EFIvars.

The Gentoo installer is you.


Thank you.

So is there a standar kernel or even that will have to be compiled by scratch?

Also is their support for VIA processors and VX900 chipset and the 2D n 3D graphics?

Can I be able to build a live DVD with a generic kernel or a GENTOO BASED LIVE DISTRO?

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sagsaw,

Idle in #gentoo-ten on freenode. Its quiet there so you need to be there 24/7 but thats where the LiveDVD expertise is.
Also #gentoo-releng may be able to help with more general questions.

Yes, you can repoduce the LiveCD LiveDVD work but I don't know how.
You can cross compile for VIA processors. I don't know the VX900 chipset, so can't comment.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

NeddySeagoon wrote:
Fitzcarraldo,

The liveDVD is a one man project and I've not seen that one man on IRC for a while.

I do know that the liveDVD is built with catalyst, as is the minimal. It 'just' uses different spec files.
I'm not sure if its all in a public repo or not.


https://github.com/gentoo/releng/tree/master/releases/weekly/specs/amd64

see livedvd-stage[1|2].spec :wink:
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bunder,

I don't think that's the liveDVD that gets discussed in #gentoo-ten
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