Put Gentoo Live DVD on USB from Windows

Run the Gentoo Live DVD from a USB Flash Drive: The following how to tutorial explains one way to create a Gentoo Live USB Bootable Flash Drive using Windows, a Gentoo Live DVD, and the 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 DVD running from your USB device.

Gentoo Live shown running from a Bootable USB

Gentoo 10.1 Desktop Screenshot

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

Minimum Flash Drive Capacity: 3GB+

Persistent Feature: No

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

  • Windows OS up and running
  • Computer capable of running a Bootable USB
  • USB Flash Pen Drive (fat32 formatted)
  • Gentoo Live DVD ISO
  • Universal USB Installer

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

Note: Running Gentoo from USB performs just 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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