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Install Guide: Download LiveCD

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In order to install Funtoo Linux, you will first need to boot your computer using a Linux-based Live CD or USB stick. We currently recommend the Gentoo Minimal Installation CD as it contains a modern kernel and updated booting for UEFI systems, and is a quick download. It can be burned to CD/DVD or installed on a USB stick. Download it here:

To copy it to a USB stick for booting, use the following command:

root # dd if=install-amd64-minimal-20210103T214503Z.iso of=/dev/sdx bs=4k status=progress oflag=sync

Of course, you will need to change /dev/sdx to point to the block device of the USB stick on your system.

Network Access

For steps on setting up network access from the LiveCD, please see the Funtoo:New Install Experience/LiveCD page.

Remote Install

Alternatively, you can log into your bootable environment over the network via SSH to perform the install from another computer, and this may be more convenient way to install Funtoo Linux.

First ensure that sshd is running. For the Gentoo Minimal Installation CD, you will need to start sshd as follows:

root # /etc/init.d/sshd start

If you'd like to complete the install remotely, here's how. First, you will need to ensure that your bootable CD/USB image has a functioning network connection. Then, you will need to set a root password:

root # passwd
New password: ********
Retype new password: ********
passwd: password updated successfully

Once you have typed in a password, you will now need to determine the IP address of the bootable system, and then you can use ssh to connect to it. To determine the IP address currently being used by the LiveCD, type ifconfig:

root # ifconfig

Alternatively, determining of an IP address is possible with iproute2 ip tool:

root # ip addr show

One of the interfaces should have an IP address (listed as inet addr:) from your LAN. You can then connect remotely, from another system on your LAN, your bootable environment, and perform steps from the comfort of an existing OS. On your remote system, type the following, replacing with the IP address of the LiveCD. Connecting from an existing Linux or MacOS system would look something like this:

remote system $ ssh root@
Password: **********

If you'd like to connect remotely from an existing Microsoft Windows system, you'll need to download an SSH client for Windows, such as OpenSSH.

After you've logged in via SSH, you're now connected remotely to the LiveCD and can perform the installation steps.

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