on a USB drive installation of exGENT - this is done in the same way as
Use GParted (installed in exGENT) and create two partitions. One
install partition of at least 10 GB (filesystem ext3) and one SWAP partition of about 2 GB. Watch this screenshot.
need to install exGENT on an ext3 partition. You
must ensure that the current USB stick is formatted once again before
you start the installation. Run
the command mke2fs -L / -I
128 -F -j -O dir_index /dev/sdXX
NOTE: You must use this
command when formatting. Your Grub Legacy installation won't work
you can format, you must unmount the current install partition (the USB
stick). This is
done with the command umount /dev/sdXX. ("X"
must of course be replaced by the letter and number of your current
partition, e.g. /dev/sdb1 or...).
Be sure to unmount ALL partitions on your
computer before you proceed.
follow these steps:
first create a Linux partition of about 10 GB and a swap space of about
2000 MB or twice the size of your computer's RAM (if you have RAM of
1024 MB or less).
up the computer from the exGENT DVD and open up a terminal as root.
3. Run the command umount
/dev/sdb1 (if mounted)
4. Run the
command mke2fs -L / -I 128 -F -j -O
the command cd /root/install
the command ./install.sh /dev/sdb1 /dev/sdb2 (IMPORTANT:
The correct order of the installation partition and the SWAP partition)
7. Run the command
./install-boot.sh /dev/sdb1 /dev/sdb (Comment:
This will install Grub on the USB stick (/dev/sdb1) and in MBR - /dev/sdb).
below how it looks when the above installation commands are executed.
Check Grub (/mnt/sdb1/boot/grub/menu.lst)
Before you restart your computer after a Grub install you should mount
your USB stick and check that the install program got it right. Check
especially line 3 - see below root (hd0,0).
Remember that Grub Legacy counts from 0.
exGENT - Gentoo - (sdb1 USB)
NOTE: You'll find out the correct UUID
with the command blkid /dev/sdb1
do after a USB drive install of exGENT
First you should open up a terminal and run the command emerge
--sync. After that you can install new packages (for example
Command emerge --ask libreoffice. That way you'll
get to know dependencies and if you have to make any changes to the
file /etc/portage/make.conf before you can go on and install
LibreOffice with emerge libreoffice. Please read
Portage (package manager) before you install any new packages. You can also (if you like) use
Porthole Package Manager (after a
hard drive/USB pen drive install). Porthole is preinstalled in exGENT
version 170209. Porthole is a front-end for Portage, the Gentoo Package
management system. It allows you to browse through available software
packages and install them easy as pie.
Install new programs etc.
Such an installation to a USB stick means that you can do the same
things as if exGENT were installed to hard drive. I mean change
everything. (Install or remove software etc.). You can (of course) use
exGENT on a USB stick on all "normal" computers. That way you'll be
This is the only way to install exGENT to a USB
stick. I.e. you can't use Rufus
in Windows or the dd-command
in Linux. exGENT ISO is not