Flash Drive Install
sean <tech.junk <at> myfairpoint.net> writes:
> Once you go through the steps instructed here,
> Can the live CD install be altered to work just like a normal Gentoo system?
> I have managed to get my hands on a 16GB flash drive, and am thinking of
> trying it out.
Dunno, but give it a shot.
I use 4GB CF cards with CF to ide converters, and it works like a charm.
They've been up for 6 months, with no issues.
/dev/hda1 /boot ext2 noatime 1 2
/dev/hda2 none swap sw 0 0
/dev/hda3 / ext2 noatime 0 1
do not log, or use things that generate lots of writes. If you must,
NFS mount a remote HD for all of that. After every emerge remove
all that is not necessary from the system (examples):
/use/portage/distfile and /var/tmp/portage. and /tmp.
Keep the system/packages minimal.
CFLAGS="-Os -march=i586 -pipe -fomit-frame-pointer"
USE="-* -nls hardened ncurses ssl crypt berkdb tcpd pam perl pcre
Notice the -Os and the -*, as they are the key.
Keep room in /boot/ for several kernels, because kernel size
minimization really helps performance.
*LESS is better*
If you are looking at a install for a workstation, google
"gentoo catalyst" for ideas.
If you come up with more/better tips, post back to the thread.