Newbie/starter guide ?
On 11/04/2011 03:12 PM, David Rault wrote:
> Hi guys
> i've been using gentoo for quite some time now but i'm totally new to
> i've dumped the livedvd image on a USB key and it works fine (with
> persistence on secondary partition on the key)
> but there are a few customisation i'd like to make (custom packages,
> french locale, l10n for KDE, wifi settings/passkey for autostart...)
> so i was considering building my own live distrib (on USB key)
> yet i find it hard to get started (did not find many resources to get on
> * emerged catalyst
> * read the man page
> * checked out svn://anonsvn.gentoo.org/releng/trunk/releases/11.2
> * browsed the catalyst page+FAQ on gentoo.org
> * browsed/searched through the mail archives
> is there :
> - some docs somewhere else ?
> - a script you guys might be using to perform autobuilds (and that might
> prove useful) ?
> - someone with a few minutes to write the few explanations needed to get
> started (and understand what i'm doing)
> right now i have a running system (clean install from last week!), a
> freshly baked catalyst (126.96.36.1998) and the official 11.2 spec files from
> i guess the logical/easiest testrun would be to try and build the
> official live myself before customising my own
> thanks for your advice
I wrote a small howto some months ago:
Although it doesn't cover installcds, and i have zero experience with
livecds/livedvds. I mean, i've played building installcds, which are
livecds but lack graphical interface, but thats pretty much it.
If you look at the installcds(i haven't looked at the livecds/dvds ones
from 10/11...) specs, you'll see they're quite simple.
The scripts for creating autobuilds are available here:
vapier also has a script to do autobuilds, although it only does
I agree that you should try to reproduce the 11.2 livecd/dvd(i don't
know if its a cd or dvd) and see if it builds+works out of the box.