Put Gentoo 10.1 Live DVD on USB from Windows

Run the Gentoo 10.1 Live DVD from a USB Flash Drive: The following how to tutorial explains one way to create a Gentoo 10.1 Live USB Flash Drive using Windows, The Gentoo 10.1 Live DVD, and our third party Universal USB Installer. Gentoo is a popular Linux version named after the Gentoo Penguin and was created by Daniel Robbins with a goal to create a smaller portable Linux distribution that only included required programs. Upon completion of this guide, you should have the Gentoo 10.1 DVD running from your USB device.

Gentoo 10.1 Live Desktop Screenshot

Gentoo 10.1 Desktop Screenshot

Distribution Home Page: http://www.gentoo.org

Minimum Flash Drive Capacity: 3GB

Persistent Feature: No

You’ll need the following to make a Gentoo Live USB

  • 3GB or Larger USB Flash Pen Drive (fat32 formatted)
  • Gentoo Live DVD ISO
  • Universal USB Installer
  • Windows PC to perform the conversion

How to Install and run Gentoo 10.1 from a USB Flash Drive

Note: Running Gentoo from USB performs like the Live CD. Currently a persistence feature is outside the scope of this tutorial.

  1. Download and run our Universal USB Installer, select Gentoo and follow the onscreen instructions
  2. Reboot your PC and set your system BIOS or Boot Menu to boot from the USB device, save your changes and reboot

Upon reboot, you should have a successful launch of Gentoo USB Linux from your USB memory stick.

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