on a USB drive installation of exGENT - this is done in the
same way as a hard
need to install exGENT on an ext4 partition. You
must ensure that the current USB stick is formatted before you
start the installation. In
a Linux system, run the command mkfs.ext4 /dev/sdbX. In
a Linux system you can use GParted,
wich is included in exGENT. (This
is how it can look during such an operation). In
Windows Vista/7/8.1,10 you can create and format your partitions
with for example PartitionMagic.
you can format, you must unmount the current install partition
(the USB stick). This
is done with the command umount /dev/sdbX. ("X"
must of course be replaced by the number of your current
partition, e.g. /dev/sdb1).
should/must also create a SWAP
space of about 1000 MB.
sure to unmount ALL partitions on your
computer before you proceed.
Then follow these
first create a Linux partition of about 6 GB and a swap space of
about 1000 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
the command umount /dev/sdb1 (if mounted)
the command mkfs.ext4 /dev/sdb1
the command cd /root/install
the command ./install.sh /dev/sdb1 /dev/sdb2 (IMPORTANT:
The correct order of the installation partition and the SWAP
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 -
below how it looks when the above installation commands are
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
kernel /boot/kernel-genkernel-x86_64-4.4.0-gentoo-exton root=UUID=a0e9717b-5649-4f9f-80c1-4a03de27bcf7
NOTE: You'll find out the correct UUID
with the command blkid /dev/sdb1
To 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
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 about
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 160123. 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 really portable!